Thursday, 31 July 2014
Last updated 22 min ago
Jan 7 2010 | 2:08am ET
Hedge funds enjoyed a bump—albeit not a big one—in December, according to the Dow Jones Hedge Fund Strategy Benchmarks.
Equity long/short hedge funds rose an estimated 1.88% last month. The strategy ended the year up just 4.88%. Event-driven funds, the best of the three Dow Jones indices still being published on the year at 15.54%, added 1.14% in December. Merger arbitrage funds returned 1.02%, and 8.31% on the year.
Dow Jones’ convertible arbitrage, distressed securities and equity-market neutral benchmarks remain suspended.
Meanwhile, equity long/short funds have continued their rally in the early going on the New Year. The strategy is up an estimated 1.22% through Jan. 5. Event-driven funds are up 0.35% after the first two trading days of the year, while merger arbitrage funds dropped 0.17%.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…