Thursday, 18 September 2014
Last updated 5 hours ago
Apr 8 2010 | 4:13am ET
Hedge funds enjoyed broadly positive returns last month, with most strategies ending the first quarter in the black, according to Credit Suisse’s Liquid Alternative Beta indices.
The overall index rose 1.02% in March and is up 1.83% year-to-date. All but one of the three LAB subindices also rose last month, with the sole loser being global macro, which shed 2.97% on the month, leaving it down 0.71% on the year.
The first-quarter returns suggest that “hedge funds will continue their streak of positive performance through the first quarter,” Jordan Drachman, head of research for alternative beta strategies, said.
Long/short hedge funds earned 3.57% in March, according to the LAB indices, and 3.1% in the first quarter. Event-driven funds rose 2.15% (3.59% year-to-date) and merger arbitrage funds gained 0.94% (2.29% YTD).
Credit Suisse expanded its range of LAB indices just last month. March is the first month the firm has published the results for the overall index and the event-driven and merger arbitrage subindices.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.