Hedge Funds Returns Crawl into the Black in January


Hedge funds have started 2015 in the black, but only just. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark gained only 0.07% in January, following a challenging year for hedge fund performance. Still riding the wave of solid returns through 2014 are CTAs, posting 3.10% in January and delivering a 12-month rolling return of 14.72% in the year to January 2015. UCITS also had a good start to the year, posting their highest monthly returns (+1.21%) since October 2013.

Other Key January Hedge Funds Performance Stats:

  • CTAs posted their highest monthly return (+3.10%) since April 2011.
  • Funds of hedge funds posted their third straight positive month (+0.40%) for the first time since December 2013.
  • Emerging markets funds posted a fifth consecutive monthly loss (-1.21%) and are down 3.03% over the past six months.

Relying On Old-Fashioned Stock Picking, Lee Ainslie Reports His “Strongest Quarter” Ever

Lee Ainslie's Maverick Fund USA enjoyed its "strongest quarter in the fund's history" during the three months to the end of June. According to a copy of the firm's second-quarter letter to investors, which ValueWalk has been able to review, Maverick Fund USA gained 18% in the second quarter. Following this performance, the fund was Read More