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Hedge fund industry posts best performance since 2009

Hedge funds finished a tumultuous year of trading with double-digit returns, the best annual performance since 2009.

Narrow gains as hedge funds outperform equities in October

Equity hedge strategies led the performance of the industry with gains that were inversely correlated to sharp equity market declines, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

Hedge-fund rally ended in September

Hedge funds posted mixed declines in September as investor risk tolerance fell over uncertainty regarding renewed coronavirus spreading in Europe and the US, the strength of the US economy and the upcoming US election, Hedge Fund Research (HFR) reported.

Industry survey: Hedge funds remain resilient amid COVID-19

Research by KPMG and the Alternative Asset Management Association finds that hedge funds have adapted well to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic with many firms continuing to hire and using technology to deal with the new business environment. Based on a survey of 144 hedge fund managers globally with an estimated $840 billion in assets under management, the report found that they have continued to make strategic hires, as the new decentralised nature of working creates opportunities for managers to reach outside of their normal captive locations in the search for new talent.

Hedge funds extend five-month surge

Hedge funds continued their surge in August, supported by the robust performance of global equity markets helped by encouraging news about the development of a COVID-19 vaccine and improving macroeconomic data.

Strong hedge fund performance in July

July has marked one of the best performances on record for the hedge fund industry.

Funds and investors benefit from 2008 experience

The parallels to the 2008 crisis are evident. In March, both the losses and the hedge funds’ performance dispersion were almost exactly like 11 years ago.

Hedge fund performance mirrors 2008 crisis

Hedge funds continued to perform better than overall equity markets in March, as stock markets in the US and Europe saw their most severe decline since 1987.
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Hedge funds outperform as stock markets tumble

Hedge funds were always meant to come into their own when market volatility increases.

Hedge funds nudged to environmental and social investing

As climate change and inequality are dominating the media and public agenda, a growing number of institutional investors are basing their investment allocations on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria and are forcing alternative funds to take these factors into account in their portfolios.

Hedge-fund launches drop to lowest level since 2008

Despite a steady flow of new European-based funds, hedge fund launches in the third quarter of this year have fallen to the lowest level since 2008, according to research firm HFR.
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Hedge funds up 1.82% in June, continuing positive performance

Hedge funds continued their positive performance this year with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gaining 1.82% in June.
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Hedge funds end one of the weakest years since 2008

North American funds ended 2018 with their worst month post-crisis, with losses of 3.29 percent in December as equity markets were impacted by the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike, data provider Eurekahedge reported.
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Hedge funds struggle as asset weighted returns turn negative for the year

Despite record-high industry assets under management of about $3.2 trillion, the hedge fund industry is struggling.
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Hedge funds rebound but emerging markets funds down

Hedge funds returned 0.56 percent in April as equity markets such as the MSCI World Index gained 1.18 percent, data provider Eurekahedge reported in a flash update of its Hedge Fund Index results.
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Hedge funds decline for second consecutive month

Hedge funds recorded a second consecutive month of losses as the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index declined 0.51 percent in March.

Number of hedge funds dipped in 2016

The number of Cayman-registered funds continued to decline in 2016, but the value of the assets managed by such entities increased that year, according to the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority’s recently released 2016 Investments Statistical Digest.
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Hedge funds attract net inflows in 2017

The average hedge fund returned 3.14 percent in the first half of 2017. Almost 75 percent of managers showed positive returns and another 18 percent outperformed such equity benchmarks as the MSCI AC World Index, data provider Eurekahedge reported.
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Hedge funds continue five-month gains

Hedge funds overall returned 0.31 percent in May, the fifth consecutive growth month this year.

Hedge fund conference attracts 530 delegates

GAIM Ops Cayman, one of the largest financial conferences on Cayman’s events calendar, opened Monday at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

The Journal: Hedge funds more bullish on 2017

Although 2016 was far from a breakout year for hedge funds, performance improved over a lackluster 2015, and managers have a more positive outlook for 2017 as stock markets are boosted by President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to lower taxes, deregulate and spend on infrastructure.
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Hedge funds double returns through November

Hedge funds as an asset class have doubled their returns to 3.53 percent through November compared to the same period last year when gains were a more modest 1.73 percent.

Hedge funds lost money in October

Hedge funds declined 0.48 percent overall in October, the first monthly loss after seven months of gains. Despite the negative returns, hedge funds overall outperformed underlying equity markets, such as the MSCI AC World Index, which was down 1.38 percent last month.

100 Women in Hedge Funds initiates ‘Next Gen’ program

100 Women in Hedge Funds, the industry association for women in alternative investments, is launching “Next Gen,” a program for professional women with fewer than 10 years’ industry experience, with a conference in the Cayman Islands Thursday and Friday. Next Gen is specifically designed for female professionals in the early stages of their careers.

Hedge funds flat in August, up 2.5 percent for the year

The performance of the average hedge fund was flat in August, based on the Eurekahedge Index, which returned 0.03 percent for the month.

Hedge funds see inflows despite losses in first half of 2016

The hedge fund industry continued to grow globally to US$2.26 trillion in assets under management despite the losses hedge funds suffered during the first half of 2016.

Percentage of Cayman-based hedge funds declining

The percentage of hedge fund launches domiciled in the Cayman Islands has declined slightly in recent years, according to a report on key trends in hedge funds in 2015 by data provider Eurekahedge.

Hedge fund liquidations exceed new launches

Hedge fund liquidations exceeded the number of new fund launches last year for the first time since 2009.

Hedge funds end turbulent January down 1.2 percent

Massive volatility in the equity markets proved to be a drag on the performance of hedge funds in January with average losses of 1.2 percent, but funds still outperformed equity benchmarks such as the MSCI World Index, which dropped 5.71 percent in the first month of the year.

Hedge funds have lowest annual return since 2011

Hedge funds on average returned only 1.56 percent last year in challenging markets, the lowest annual return since 2011.

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Hedge funds continue recovery

Hedge funds continued their recovery in the fourth quarter and gained 0.88 percent in November, according to data provider Eurekahedge.

Hedge funds respond to effects of regulations for prime brokers

Hedge fund managers are feeling the effects of new regulations for banks and prime brokers through increased trading fees and broader changes to their business relationships.

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Hedge Funds Care fundraising benefit wows again

Several hundred thousand dollars were once again raised for the sole purpose of preventing and treating child abuse on Saturday night.

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UBS, Walkers sponsor Ladies in Trusts event; Maples expands global private client services offering; DMS hosts Offshore Investment Funds Summit; and Hurst promotes Cayman at overseas real estate symposium

Nicole Miller fashion show is 'Street Sweet'

More than 200 people were treated to canapés and a glass of bubbles as they took their places outside Abacus restaurant in Camana Bay in anticipation of the Nicole Miller fashion show on Nov. 5.

EisnerAmper brand launch gives insider trading advice

A little known secret to insider trading is that it is not illegal to trade on material non-public information.

Nicole Miller brings fashion week to Cayman

The American designer will be showcasing her spring 2016 collection, Nov. 5, with all funds raised going to Literacy Is For Life.

RCIPS gets grant for cybercrime training

Technological advancements and increasingly easy access to the Internet have created new possibilities for the criminal exploitation of children.

Solomon is a pioneer flag bearer

The men’s flag football scene has evolved considerably since the game was first played in Cayman in the late ‘90s, and one of the few to be involved in it throughout is Kevin Solomon.

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Crestbridge to open office in Cayman; Butterfield sponsors National Gallery exhibition; anf Hedgeweek names Mourant Ozannes best Offshore Law Firm

ICCI students attend global finance seminar

Eighteen students from the International College of the Cayman Islands recently got an up-close look at the inner-workings of global finance in New York City.

AIMA: Cayman well placed for EU hedge fund passport

The Cayman Islands is confident that a pan-European marketing passport will be extended to alternative investment funds set up in the jurisdiction.

Date set for annual Hedge Funds Care benefit

Hedge Funds Care Cayman will host its 11th annual 'Open Your Heart to the Children' benefit at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Nov. 21.

An argument against cruise berthing facilities

Caymanian Bo Miller makes an argument for why the cruise berthing project should not go ahead.

Hedge fund performance dips in June

The hedge funds industry posted its first monthly loss of 2015 in June.

Crisis Centre elects new executive committee

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre elected a new executive committee at its annual general meeting.

China hedge funds rally 25 percent in 2015

Hedge funds recorded their fifth consecutive month of gains since the start of the year.

Most child abuse goes unpunished, experts say

The vast majority of sex offenders in the Cayman Islands are getting away with their crimes, according to statistics from police investigators and trauma counselors.

100 Women in Hedge Funds raises money for LIFE

members of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, gathered for ‘Bubbles and Bling’, an evening of networking and shopping sponsored by Kirk Freeport and Kirk Supermarket.

Emerging markets drive hedge fund gains in April

Hedge funds continued to produce positive returns for the fourth consecutive month of the year.

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Hedge funds gain for third consecutive month in 2015

In the first quarter of 2015 the industry returned 3.11 percent.

Hedge funds gain for second consecutive month in 2015

Hedge funds were up 1.59 percent in February.

Author to talk about leadership

Best-selling author Joanna Barsh will present and sign her "Centered Leadership" book at Books & Books in Camana Bay this week.

100 Women in Hedge Funds benefits literacy charity

LIFE (Literacy is for Everyone), a local charity which focuses its efforts on improving literacy in the Cayman Islands, has been designated as the 2015 beneficiary.

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Crude oil bears betting on supply glut miss market rally

Speculators cut bullish oil bets for a fourth week, missing a market rebound.

Alternative investment forum seeks new vision for industry

Megatrends are fundamentally shifting the alternative investment industry.

Bubble soccer event raises $9,000

Thinking outside the box, and inside the bubble, helped Caledonian Global Financial Services come up with a novel theme for their latest fundraising event.

Hedge fund industry growth slows

The total assets under management of the hedge fund industry increased by US$125.9 billion in 2014.

Record year for US CLO issuance

Issuance of collateralized loan obligations reached a record high US$123.8 billion from 237 deals in 2014.

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Cayman Alternative Investment summit returns

The event will bring together institutional investors and alternative investment experts at a two-day event at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Hedge funds rebounded in November

The performance of hedge funds recovered in November with Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gaining 1.4 percent after two consecutive months of losses.

Shifting allocations drive hedge funds to new products

As institutional investors are no longer increasing their allocations to hedge funds, hedge fund managers bet on new products to drive growth.

Hedge Funds Care aids charities

The Hedge Funds Care benefit gala at The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman on Saturday night raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities that help prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

Hedge Funds Care: For Cayman’s children

The Hedge Funds Care Cayman gala is an event of the first class, put on by a group of the first class, for a cause that is most worthy.

Hedge Funds Care helps fight child abuse

For the 10th year, members of Cayman’s hedge fund and financial services communities will show their generosity at the “Open Your Heart for Children Benefit” on Nov. 29 at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Negative hedge fund returns in October

Hedge funds posted a second consecutive month of negative returns in October.

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