Tuesday, March 9, 2010

 

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U.S. Dollar Favorite Currency Investment of Hedge Fund Managers in Near Term; Few Fund Managers Expect Greek Sovereign Debt Crisis to Lead to Destruct

New York, NY – March 9, 2010 – TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge reported that the U.S. dollar is the currency on which hedge fund managers are most bullish in the near term. Six in 10 fund managers cite the greenback as their preferred currency investment over the next three months, according to the February TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Currency Survey of Hedge Fund Managers.

“The debt crisis in Greece, the creditworthiness of other countries in Europe, and the U.S. dollar rally have market participants focused on currencies,” said Vincent Deluard, Global Equity Strategist at TrimTabs. “We think currencies will dominate other investment themes throughout 2010.”


Read the entire TrimTabs Asset Flows into Hedge Funds Press Release by clicking here.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

 

Hedge Funds Post Inflow of $7.1 Billion in January; Hedge Fund Assets Stand at $1.5 Trillion

New York, NY – March 8, 2010 – TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge reported that all hedge funds posted an estimated inflow of $7.1 billion, or 0.5% of assets, in January 2010.  Total hedge fund assets stand at $1.5 trillion, up 23.6% from the April 2009 low, thanks to an unprecedented 11-month winning streak.

“January bucked the trend,” said Sol Waksman, CEO of BarclayHedge.  “The first month of the year typically delivers a redemption-driven outflow.  The fact that hedge funds managed to attract money is a good sign.”


Read the entire TrimTabs Asset Flows into Hedge Funds Press Release by clicking here.

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Friday, March 5, 2010

 

Fund Launches

BarclayHedge is now posting new fund launches on our website. Check back often, as we’ll be updating this information daily. To see the latest hedge funds, fund of funds and CTAs that have launched recently or will be launching soon click here. Fund Managers who would like to see their new fund listed on Barclay’s website and featured in the next Insider Report, can submit new fund launch press releases directly to rmiller@barclayhedge.com. Below is a list of the latest fund launches:



From the March 2010 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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The TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Currency Survey of Hedge Fund Managers

The topical study from the March 2010 issue of The Hedge Fund Flow Report. Gain insight into industry trends and hedge fund asset flows before you make your next important decision.


The Greek sovereign debt crisis and the U.S. dollar rally have drawn attention to currencies in the past month. We expect currencies to dominate other investment themes throughout 2010. Massive government spending and extreme monetary policy choices halted the 2008 crisis, but they also dramatically altered government balance sheets and monetary outlooks. We believe the market will adjust to these new realities through trial and error.

We surveyed hedge fund managers and currency traders in the BarclayHedge database about their expectations for the currency market. Specifically, we asked about their favorite currency in the short term, their opinion of the Greek debt crisis, and their view on long-term U.S. interest rates.

Our findings . . .

Accredited investors can read the entire article for free.

From the March 2010 issue of The Hedge Fund Flow Report. The Hedge Fund Flow Report combines the accuracy of the BarclayHedge database with the analytical insight of TrimTabs Investment Research. The report is generated by TrimTabs Investment Research using the most current data on thousands of hedge funds. An annual subscription includes 12 monthly updates as well as a spreadsheet containing historical flow aggregates by category.

To download a free sample of the entire TrimTabs Hedge Fund Flow Report, simply fill out this short request form.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

 

Barclay CTA Index Down 1.48% in January; 60% of CTAs Start 2010 in the Hole

FAIRFIELD, Iowa, February 17, 2010– Managed futures lost 1.48% in January according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge.

“Unanticipated appreciation of the US Dollar together with falling commodity and stock prices proved to be a toxic mix, resulting in January losses for 60 percent of CTAs,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.


Read the entire Managed Futures Press Release by clicking here.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

 

Barclay Hedge Fund Index Down 0.29% in January; Hedge Funds Start 2010 in the Red

FAIRFIELD, Iowa, February 16, 2010 – Hedge funds lost 0.29% in January according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge.


“Equity investors expressed their disappointment with White House announcements that the administration would seek to curtail risky behavior of U.S. banks,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.


Read the entire Hedge Fund Press Release by clicking here.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

 

Hedge Funds Post Outflow of $3.8 Billion in December; Hedge Fund Assets Hit 12-Month High of $1.5 Trillion

New York, NY – February 9, 2010 – TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge reported that all hedge funds posted an estimated outflow of $3.8 billion in December 2009. December’s outflow is the industry’s first since July 2009. At the same time, hedge fund assets grew to a 12-month high of $1.5 trillion thanks to an unprecedented 10-month winning streak.

“December’s relatively small outflow is almost certainly seasonal, a product of quarter-end and year-end redemptions,” said Sol Waksman, CEO of BarclayHedge. “Hedge funds experienced outflows in December in each of the past five years, and we suspect inflows have already resumed.”

In addition, funds of hedge funds posted an estimated outflow of $6.3 billion in December, bringing redemptions for all of 2009 to $180.9 billion. Funds of funds returned only 10.24% in 2009, less than half of the industry’s average 23.9% gain. “Funds of hedge funds turned extremely risk-averse after the late 2008 sell-off,” said Vincent Deluard, Global Equity Strategist at TrimTabs. “Their conservative strategy allocation and large cash balances hurt their returns during this rebound.”


Read the entire TrimTabs Asset Flows into Hedge Funds Press Release by clicking here.

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Lies of Capital Lines

By Kirill Ilinski, Fusion Asset Management and Alexis Pokrovski, Laboratory of Quantum Networks, Institute for Physics, St-Petersburg State University

In their paper they examine in detail the qualitative effects caused by the investors' sensitivity to mark-to-market and price of liquidity. They find that by chasing returns and prompting investment managers to deliver unsustainable performance, the investment community damages its own chances through a greedy search for yield.

Download the full article here.

From the February 2010 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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December Hedge Fund and CTA Performance

Hedge funds had a positive month in December reflected by gains in sixteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,640 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a December return is +1.97%. The estimates for January, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 11 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for January.

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for December as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged -1.50%. January's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is -1.55%.

Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

From the February 2010 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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