The A&P Emerging Manager Index produced a positive return of 1.85% in February 2017. With the "Trump rally" continuing in February, hedge funds, in general, maintained their positive momentum and extended their performance across all asset classes and investment strategies. The hedge fund industry has now recorded 11 months of positive gains out of the last 12 months, with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index recording an estimated return of 0.97% in February. Global equity markets also continued their upward trend, as investors remain broadly positive and optimistic that global growth will continue, with the S&P 500 recording a positive return of 3.72% in February.
Advisors & Partners LLP launched the A&P Emerging Manager Index (APEM Index) on the 1st December 2015. The APEM index is an equal weighted index of 20 emerging managers. The APEM index is designed to offer investors, who have a particular interest in early stage hedge fund investing, an effective research and benchmarking tool and to provide better visibility to asset managers who have launched new hedge fund investment products.
Details of the A&P Emerging Manager Index can be found here: www.advisorsandpartners.co.uk/knowledge/advisors-partners-indices/ap-emerging-manager-index/.