Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Jul 16 2013 | 12:34pm ET
The median hedge fund lost 1.04% last month, according to Deutsche Bank's most recent Markets Prime Finance Hedge Fund Trends, dragging global median performance down to 3.80% through the end of June.
Distressed funds extended their gains to 8.72% year to date, with equity long/short strategies up 6.02% YTD. In terms of regions, Japan long/short funds are up 16.71% YTD. DB said global dispersion of returns across funds remains high with funds in the 75th percentile up 0.35% and funds in the 25th percentile down.
DB said that in meetings with investors in Canada, Virginia and Europe last month, large Canadian pensions indicated that they continue to allocate opportunistically with a focus on macro and market neutral strategies. In Virginia, investors are resisting taking a market view and looking at investments from a bottom up perspective.
Hedge funds' short targets in June included BlackBerry and Molycorp. The borrowing of Japanese equities has been on the rise, even as the benchmark Nikkei has lost ground. Chinese banks were a short interest focus, according to DB “with rising concerns about the lack of transparency in the shadow banking systems, non-performing loans and rising systemic risk.”
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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