Tag Archives: volatility


UA alters investment strategy

Tuscaloosa News – A committee of University of Alabama trustees voted to pull some investments from stocks, instead buying more stable U.S. and international bonds in an effort to avoid potential drops in the stock market. International bonds will be […]

Credit Suisse Alternative Index Replication Suggests a Positive Month for Hedge Funds

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – Long/Short Equity hedge funds continued to increase overall net exposures in July, enabling managers to capitalize on market upswings early in the month, according to Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at […]

UCITS Fund Launch By FX Concepts

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – New York-based currency manager FX Concepts is launching a new Luxembourg-domiciled fund investing in its flagship Global Currency Program (GCP). The fund has been set up in conjunction with Deutsche Bank. “Investor interest in active […]

Larger/Younger Hedge Funds Reported Better Returns for 2008: Study

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) -While previous research has confirmed the widely held belief that emerging funds tend to outperform older and larger funds, hedge fund performance in 2008 saw a partial reversal of that trend, according to PerTrac Financial Solutions […]

Hedge funds back into options to bet on dollar/yen

Reuters Tokyo – Hedge funds are dipping their toes back into the dollar/yen options market after months of absence, betting that eventual interest rate tightening by the U.S. Federal Reserve will help the greenback gain against the yen. Dollar/yen’s implied […]

Hennessee: April Challenging but Hedge Funds Advance

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Hedge fund adviser, Hennessee Group LLC, announced that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index advanced +3.84% in April (+5.02% YTD). “April continued to be a challenging environment for hedge funds, as the market rally was driven […]

Pengana Aims to Grow Volatility Hedge Fund Amid Market Swings

Bloomberg - Pengana Capital Ltd., a Sydney- based asset manager that oversees A$1.5 billion ($1.1 billion), aims to increase the amount of hedge fund assets that bet on market swings by six times in two years. Pengana is seeking to grow […]

Hedge Funds Increase 1.37% In March

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – March was a challenging month for hedge funds, which entered the month with tight net exposures, according to research by hedge fund consultant Hennessee LLC. Technology and healthcare/biotech were bright spots for hedge funds, as […]

Hedge funds that stay liquid, stay alive

Reuters – The heat is on hedge funds to outperform markets and prove their worth to skeptical investors, and to do so requires strategies based on riding out spikes in volatility, seeking liquidity and deft trading. Returns this year will, […]

Record Hedge Fund Closures in 2008 From Madoff, Other Losses

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Over $84 billion worth of U.S. hedge funds shut down last year, compared to just $18.7 billion in 2007, according to the latest data published by Absolute Return Magazine, a unit of HedgeFund Intelligence.  More than […]

Artradis, Top Asia Hedge Fund in 2008, Looks to More Volatility

Bloomberg – Artradis Fund Management Pte., whose volatility funds posted the best returns among Asian hedge funds last year, is betting continued market swings will help them outperform again in 2009. While volatility will decline to “more normal levels” from […]

FX Trading Grows 250% as Investors Look For Alternative to Hedge Fund Trading

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Deutsche Bank’s foreign exchange (FX) trading platform, dbFX.com, reported a surge in customer numbers in 2008 as FX grew as an asset class of choice for investors amid the financial crisis. The trading platform saw […]

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