Broad hedge fund performance was down or flat for the end of 2011, with returns for the year in negative territory. There was some positive performance to be found in specific strategies.
Op risk loss data
Case for long/short commodity indexes
Hedge fund performance fell during November as many strategies were hit by unfavourable market conditions, caused by the continuing eurozone sovereign debt woes.
Hedge funds had marginal losses in November as the investment environment stayed tough, while performance-based losses and outflows wiped $10 billion off the size of the industry, reports Eurekahedge.
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Plus types of operational risk loss by event, from November 2009 to November 2011
The eurozone debt crisis has hit volumes in the interdealer market, with brokers reporting a significant drop-off in recent months. Despite the change in market dynamics, the top brokers in the region remain the same as last year, with Icap taking top...
The eurozone crisis has been the main driver of Asian markets in recent months, and with concerns about a possible break-up of the euro growing, end-users have been reluctant to invest. In what has been a tricky environment for dealers, market participants...
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Hedge funds gained 1.88% in October as better-than-expected US economic data and a near resolution to the eurozone crisis boosted the markets.
Equity markets rebounded in October as the eurozone crisis looked near to a resolution. This benefited hedge fund indexes, however, the rally was short-lived.
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The top losses for October from SAS Software and the US's losses in Q1 2011 from the ABA Operational Loss Data Sharing Consortium
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Septebmber index returns
The September returns for Dow Jones Investable Indexes, Frontier Capital Multi Asset Platform Fund versus the indexes, Hedge Fund Research Indexes and Lyxor Alternative Index.
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The August returns for Dow Jones Investable Indexes, Frontier Capital Multi Asset Platform Fund versus the indexes, Hedge Fund Research Indexes and Lyxor Alternative Index.