Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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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%.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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