commodity trading advisors (CTAs)

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CTAs gain ground in February

Most commodity trading advisors (CTAs) have faced a challenging start to 2019. CTA indices showed some improvement in February, according to Societe Generale Prime Services indices.

Despite rocky 2018 performance, investors continue allocations to hedge funds

Despite a turbulent 2018, which culminated in year-end negative returns, assets under management (AUM) in the hedge fund industry are forecast to increase in 2019 and beyond as investors continue to look to these vehicles for downside protection, according to a report from Preqin.

Good September for most hedge fund strategies

Hedge fund performance recovered in September from the less than stellar returns in August, according to Preqin data. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned 0.14 per cent for the month.

Mixed results for hedge funds with some strategies showing big gains in September

While most hedge funds experienced mixed performance in September, some strategies showed significant gains led by fixed income based relative value arbitrage.

CTAs unimpressed by Bitcoin futures

Commodity trading advisors (CTAs) are uncertain about the investment value of the Bitcoin futures contracts offered from December 2017 by CBOE and CME.

Hedge funds continue winning streak in third quarter with record breaking performance gains

Steady performance and investor inflows in the third quarter increased total hedge fund capital to a fifth consecutive record quarterly level, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data.

Asset flow into hedge funds continues with total AUM topping $3.3tn

Hedge funds recorded positive net asset inflows totalling $5bn in the second quarter, according to Preqin data.

Emerging hedge funds post higher returns across all strategies

Emerging and small first time hedge funds record higher performance across 12-month, three-year and five-year annualised horizons compared to the wider fund industry.