Friday, 25 July 2014
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Apr 14 2010 | 11:06am ET
Hedge funds in March posted broadly positive returns—but badly trailed the soaring equities market.
The RBC Hedge 250 Index returned 1.59% last month, barely a quarter the return of the Standard & Poor’s 500 in March. The S&P 500 rose 5.88% on the month and is up 4.87% on the year; by contrast, the RBC index is up 1.8%.
Mergers and special situations funds led the way, rising 3.01% on the month (4.33% year-to-date). Event-driven credit funds added 2.3% (4.25% YTD) and fixed-income arbitrage funds rose 1.97% (5.43% YTD).
Equity long/short funds returned 1.88% in March (1.7% YTD), managed futures funds 1.14% (down 1.03% YTD), convertible arbitrage funds 0.95% (down 0.95% YTD) and macro funds 0.45% (0.83% YTD).
Only equity market neutral funds found themselves in the red last month, and just barely. The strategy index fell 0.03% and are down 0.07% on the year.
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…