As August Hedge Fund Performance Numbers Come In, Trends Emerge

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Mark Melin
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As August moves into history and additional hedge funds are posting their performance during one of the more extended periods of volatility since 2008, trends in hedge fund performance are emerging. In some cases wealth that was quickly built up is being transfered, while in other cases hedge funds who had strong 2014 performance are keeping their heads above water during difficult market environments, while some funds are posting noncorrelated positive performance during a crisis period. China funds define the meaning of hedge funds’ performance roller coaster If one wants to understand the dramatic wealth transfer that has taken place…

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.