Survey: ESG Factors Playing an Increasing Role in Allocation Decisions According to Backstop-BarclayHedge Fund Manager Survey

More than 4 in 10 Hedge Fund Managers Consider Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors in Allocation Decisions; Impact on Portfolios Is Growing

FAIRFIELD, IA (Jul. 24, 2019) ― Fewer than half of hedge fund industry investors are currently applying environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in making equity investment decisions. But, for those that do, the impact on their portfolios is considerable and growing, according to the Backstop-BarclayHedge Fund Manager Survey compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions.…

Hedge Fund Industry Delivers Positive Returns in June with a 1.94% Monthly Return According to Backstop BarclayHedge; Strong stock market performance and declining rates drive hedge fund results.

Hedge funds’ monthly results returned to the black in June. For the month, the hedge fund industry posted a 1.94% return, a turnaround from May’s 1.66% decline, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. By comparison, the S&P 500 Total Return Index was up 7.07% in June.…

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