Monday, 20 October 2014
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Mar 3 2010 | 5:29am ET
Australian hedge funds got off on the wrong foot in 2009. The Australian Fund Monitors index, which soared more than 20% last year, dropped 1.5% in January.
The downward movement Down Under was pretty widespread, with the Australian Stock Exchange Index losing more than 6%. Equity hedge funds lost an average of 1.83% in the first month of the year; non-equity funds fell 0.98%.
The going was even worse for equity 130/30 funds, which shed 6.34% in January, the only AFM subindex to do worse than the broader Aussie markets. Commodity hedge funds and commodity trading advisors also took January hard, losing 4.52%.
Single-manager funds fell an average of 1.7% on the month. Funds of hedge funds lost just 0.36%.
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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