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Hedge Fund Performance Up to date Hedge Fund Performance

Barclay’s Global Hedge Fund Database
contains comprehensive information on
6457 Hedge Funds, Funds of Funds, and CTAs.

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Up-to-date hedge fund performance

Valued at USD $6,000 for an annual subscription, the Global Database is the largest, most comprehensive and up-to-date downloadable database specific to modern alternative investments.

Data is refreshed twice-monthly with a complete universe of hedge fund, funds of hedge funds and managed futures. 104 unique qualitative fields per fund are combined with well over 1,000,000 individual monthly data points which are maintained with an average update frequency of 92% within 30 days.

What Kind of Information Does it Provide?

With our downloadable database, you are able to compile data and create rankings based on your specific investment criteria. For example, see the top Hedge Fund and CTA programs managing $1 Billion USD and above:

Designed to assist successful investors and money managers in keeping abreast of an evolving market, the database includes scores of fields not available in competing products. The Global Database, the primary source for alternative investment data, saves you time and money while allowing you to concentrate on what you do best.

Want even more hedge fund and CTA contacts?

Our new Enhanced Global Hedge Fund Database offers:

  • Total of 33620 Funds (HF + CTA + FoF),
  • 6457 hedge funds, fund of funds, and CTAs from our Global Hedge Fund Database with both contact and performance information
  • 27163 hedge funds, fund of funds, and CTAs from our Contact Marketing Database with contact information and no performance data

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"At the Alternative Investment Research Centre we have used several databases over time, but the BarclayHedge Global Database is definitely our favourite. The data are of high quality, it is updated regularly, it contains all the information we need, and therefore it is all we use. A highly recommended and invaluable resource for investors and researchers alike."
Harry M. Kat, PhD
Professor of Risk Management and
Director Alternative Investment Research Centre
Sir John Cass Business School, London.


New Functionality:
Downloadable Data Integrated With Online Reports

Online reports provide users with real time updates of hedge fund performance. Use Excel to sort and filter the entire downloadable database to find funds that match your criteria, then click on fund names and download professional, easy to read, 8 page reports with the most up-to-date information.

Download a sample to see how this new functionality works. Learn more about DataFinder Pro in our Frequently Asked Questions.


Key Benefits

  • Depth: More than just a list of hedge funds, the Global Database is the largest in the market profiling 4343 single manager hedge funds, 1015 fund of funds and 1099 CTAs; stay a step ahead of the market
  • Usability: Store and use the complete database on your PC. Sort and filter a list of hedge funds, or any combination of fields; a truly relational database providing fund IDs, manager IDs and both vertical and horizontal monthly data points
  • Accuracy: Reported direct from the source; refreshed twice each month with updated performance and assets, important changes to fund and manager data, and approximately 150 new fund additions
  • Transparency: Disclosure of holdings, allocations, fees, performance, assets, key contact persons, direct email addresses and more
  • Compatibility: Immediate download. Choose from native Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet) or Access (table) formats. Uses several established strategy matrixes to assist integration; import or export data to leading applications and platforms including Backstop, Cogendi, Finlab, Informais, Markov, Matrix-AIMS, Pertrac, Risk Data, Style Advisor, TAO, and our proprietary MAP format.

For Investors

Enhance and streamline the due diligence process and avoid costly mistakes. Easily sort and filter any field or combination of 104 qualitative fields to compile a selection compatible with your objectives. Facilitates in-depth style and sector analysis, portfolio optimization and stress testing. Discloses underlying holdings, portfolio allocations, fees, investment minimums, historic monthly performance and assets, objectives, direct contact information and much more.

For Researchers

Get results quickly. Gain insight into key strategies, tactics and core competencies. Benchmark your fund and strategy or raise assets from pre-qualified managers. Sort, filter and compare any field or combination of fields directly on your PC and export results directly to third-party applications. Key contact persons, job titles, direct emails and accurate data points ensure you get the best return on your subscription investment.

Fund Information

  • Legal name, domicile, status, inception date, currency and current assets in US Dollars
  • Investment minimums, accepted investor types, management, performance, redemption and other fee structures, subscription and redemption frequency and notice periods, lock-up periods, hurdle rates and high water marks
  • Investment objectives and unique features, primary, secondary and tertiary strategies and risk appetites, asset class and in-depth geographical exposure and focus, exchange listing and structural information
  • Reporting style, use of leverage and options, long and short exposure, primary and secondary benchmarks, margin/equity ratios, frequency of trading, last audit and K1 status
  • Monthly performance and monthly assets growth time series in both horizontal and vertical formats for ease of analysis
  • Underlying holdings, portfolio allocations and instruments by name strategy and percentage of NAV
  • Fund administrator, advisor, custodian, prime broker and auditor, including key contact persons with phone number

Manager Information

  • Firm name, domicile, complete postal addresses, number of employees, website and general email address
  • Principals, key contact persons and biographies, job titles, direct emails, phone and fax numbers
  • Assets under management, SEC/NFA registration details

Current Database Snapshot

Global Hedge Fund FoF CTA Graveyard Contact
Number of reporting funds 6457 5358 1015 1099 18490 27579
Number of reporting management companies 2212 1655 215 557 6586 10403
Number of funds added this month 138 111 10 27 91 138
Number of funds added in previous month 130 106 13 24 86 130
Annual refreshes 24 24 24 24 24 12
Cost (annual subscription) USD 6,000 USD 4,500 USD 2,000 USD 3,000 USD 6,000 USD 4,500
Managers domiciled in USA 61.66% 61.57% 55.35% 61.94% 67.61% 61.57%
Managers domiciled in Europe 22.83% 21.39% 33.49% 27.11% 19.03% 19.06%
Managers domiciled in Caribbean 12.84% 14.14% 5.12% 8.98% 9.10% 3.46%
Managers domiciled in Rest of World 2.67% 2.90% 6.05% 1.97% 4.27% 15.91%
Funds domiciled in USA 28.43% 21.46% 16.85% 62.42% 35.87% 31.27%
Funds domiciled in Europe 38.27% 43.56% 51% 12.47% 16.70% 25.49%
Funds domiciled in Caribbean 23.52% 25.21% 26.50% 15.29% 37.20% 30.32%
Funds domiciled in Rest of World 9.77 % 9.76% 6.01% 9.83% 10.24% 12.92%
Fund Update Summary(Real Time)
% of Funds With January Returns 94.17% 94.03% 88.26% 94.81%    
% of Funds With December Returns 99.02% 99.22% 99.31% 98.16%    
Performance Reporting for - January 2017
Funds with positive ROR 71.65% 78.54% 86.48% 41.04%    
Average positive ROR 2.00% 1.99% 1.15% 2.03%    
Funds with negative ROR 28.35% 21.46% 13.52% 58.96%    
Average negative ROR -1.90% -1.53% -0.84% -2.48%    
Average ROR 0.91% 1.24% 0.88% -0.63%    
Highest ROR 39.83% 39.83% 6.20% 18.99%    
Median ROR 0.79% 0.94% 0.80% -0.46%    
Lowest ROR -54.63% -54.63% -5.35% -17.48%    
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