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Feb 17 2010 | 1:59am ET
It was a cold January for hedge funds, according to the Lipper Hedge Fund Composite Index.
The average fund opened 2010 with a 0.94% drop. While hardly a bloodbath, the losses were widespread, with just one strategy ending the month in the black. That strategy was credit-focus, which added 0.27% in January.
Managed futures funds took the biggest dive, falling 2.79%. Other hedged strategies did nearly as badly, losing 2.67%. Long-bias funds shed 1.7%, long/short equity funds 1.05% and convertible arbitrage funds 0.27%.
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…
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