Dow Jones: Hedge Funds Rise In Dec.

Jan 4 2010 | 9:29am ET

Hedge funds edged up in December, according to the Dow Jones Hedge Fund Strategy Benchmarks.

Well, three of the Dow Jones hedge fund indices, anyway. The other three benchmarks remain suspended. But those that are still active posted gains last month, led by equity long/short funds with a 2.07% return through Dec. 30. With a day left to do in 2009, the benchmark was up an estimated 5.09% on the year.

Event-driven funds rose just 0.98% in December, but were up 15.36% as last year wound to a close. Merger arbitrage funds returned 0.95% last month and 8.24% on the year.

Dow Jones’ convertible arbitrage, distressed securities and equity market-neutral benchmarks have all been temporarily suspended.


In Depth

Royalties: The Alternative Assets of the Music Industry

Jul 8 2016 | 7:01pm ET

Recent market volatility has investors seeking greater insight into alternative...

Lifestyle

Moore Capital PM Fired After Raucous Hamptons Party

Jul 7 2016 | 10:47pm ET

A portfolio manager for Louis Bacon’s $15 billion hedge fund Moore Capital Management...

Guest Contributor

MPI: Like Stellar Returns? Better Understand the Risks First

Jul 22 2016 | 8:44pm ET

When the press reports extraordinarily strong relative or risk-adjusted returns...