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Ken Froot, State street

Investor confidence down 3.4 points in December to 94.2

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 12:00

State Street Global Exchange’s global Investor Confidence Index (ICI) decreased to 94.2 in December, down 3.4 points from November’s revised reading of 97.6.  »

Małgorzata Zaleska, Warsaw Stock Exchange

GPW publishes 10th Respect Index portfolio

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 09:03

The Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW) has published the latest portfolio of its socially responsible Respect Index. »

Kenneth Froot, State Street

Investor confidence down 0.3 points in November

Wed, 30/11/2016 - 09:46

State Street Global Exchange’s Global Investor Confidence Index (ICI) decreased to 98.9 in November, down 0.3 points from October’s revised reading of 99.2. »

CTAs start fourth quarter in the red

Mon, 14/11/2016 - 08:09

After what was a very strong start for CTAs in 2016, October data continued to see the downward performance the industry has faced since the summer, according to Societe Generale Prime Services SG CTA Indices. »

Ned McGuire, Wilshire Consulting

Aggregate funded ratio of US corporate pension plans up slightly in October

Fri, 04/11/2016 - 13:04

The aggregate funded ratio for US corporate pension plans increased by 0.5 percentage points to end the month of October at 77.5 per cent, narrowing its year-to-date decline to 3.9 percentage points, according to Wilshire Consulting. »

Marc Denogent, HFR

HFR to launch HFRI-I futures contract

Mon, 31/10/2016 - 17:25

Hedge fund data provider HFR is at an advanced stage of working with one of the large global derivatives exchanges to develop a new investment product, the HFRI-I futures contract, a contract based on the HFRI-I Fund Weighted Composite Investable Index.  The firm writes that once launched, this will be an industry first.  »

Kenneth Froot, State Street

Investor confidence up 3.6 points to 99.1 in October

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 10:11

The State Street Investor Confidence Index (ICI) increased to 99.1 in October, up 3.6 points from September’s revised reading of 95.5. »

UCITS HFS Index stalls in September

Thu, 13/10/2016 - 10:50

After a solid recovery over the last two months, the UCITS HFS Index, which tracks UCITS funds using hedge fund strategies, came to a halt in September with a flat performance for the month. »

Jason Schwarz, Wilshire Funds Management

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index up 0.11 per cent in September

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 09:34

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.11 per cent in September, down on the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index’s 0.55 per cent return. »

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index up 0.11 per cent in August

Tue, 13/09/2016 - 08:52

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.11 per cent in August, underperforming the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index’s 0.16 per cent return by five basis points. »

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