Historically, it has been hard to extract signals from aggregated hedge fund data that can (a) be integrated into existing investment processes or (b) used as the foundation for a new process. A desire to protect proprietary information, and greater discretion compared to so-called 40 Act funds regarding how much and when to report, makes the flow of data from the hedge fund universe inconsistent and heterogeneous.
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In the financial world, the search for the ‘new normal’ started in the aftermath the great financial crisis as central banks unleashed unprecedented levels of quantitative easing on global asset markets. Among hedge funds, those offering established strategies – long/short, commodity trading, multi-strategy – have seen modest asset growth over the past decade while those offering something different have fared much better.
Holding a short position in European equities was a very prescient – or lucky — bet in March. Some were more fortunate than others in terms of the sectors they shorted.
As we highlighted in the previous post, one of the few investment vehicles likely to profit from the recent COVID-19 rout of European asset markets are hedge funds with short positions.