<p>It’s been a long, long time since hedge funds outpaced the market. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index lost to the S&P 500 for eight consecutive years from 2009 to 2016, and it’s on track to lose again this year. The HFRI Index is up 3.5 percent through May, while the S&P 500 is up 8.7 percent, including dividends.</p> <p>It’s not just the S&P 500 that’s beating hedge funds. Astonishingly, hedge funds have trailed stocks everywhere since global markets recovered from the 2008 financial crisis. From March 2009 through May, the HFRI Index lost to the Russell 2000 Index by 11.9 percentage points annually, the MSCI EAFE Index -- a collection of companies in developed markets outside the U.S. -- by 5.6 percentage points, the MSCI EAFE small Cap Index by 10.3 percentage points, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index by 5.7 percentage points, and the MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index by 8.4 percentage points.</p>
Alluvial is having a great year. See their Q1 letter to investors below Also see Their HiddenValueStocks.com interview Arquitos Capital Up 55% In 2016 (28% CAGR) Amid Big Hedge Fund Interview:
<p>Saint-Gobain has acquired 100% of the share capital of the Italian company h-old from private equity fund Arcadia Small Cap. Founded in 1982, h-old designs, manufactures and distributes – mostly in Europe – specialty adhesive tapes for various high-performance applications for industrial and automotive markets. Its sales should be around €25 million in 2016.</p>
Startup advisory firm Equity Venture Partners and small cap fund manager Microequities have teamed up to launch a A$20-million ($15.4 million) venture fund chasing “exceptional founders.”
IK Investment Partners (IK or the Firm), a European private equity advisory group with Nordic roots, is pleased to announce that it has closed its first fund focused on the small cap market, the IK Small Cap I Fund (IK Small Cap I or the Fund), at its hard cap.
Walk around the headquarters of Silvercrest Asset Management Group, and you'll feel like a little piece of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello landed atop a New York skyscraper. Antique maps of Virginia de...
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While new leverage rules proposed by the SEC may force some liquid alternatives to retool their investment approach or convert to private funds, there remains a steady flow of voluntary conversions in the opposite direction. Long/short equity is the original “hedged fund” strategy, as pioneered by Alfred W. Jones in the late 1940s, and it’s a strategy that’s well-suited to the modern regulatory environment of ’40 Act mutual funds. Thus, with mainstream investors increasingly looking to diversify their exposures through alternatives, and alternative asset managers continually looking to diversify their client base by expanding into the retail market, it’s no...
Liquid alternatives specialist Balter Capital Management has announced the conversions of two existing hedge funds into liquid mutual fund wrappers. read more