Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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May 7 2010 | 3:24am ET
Things improved—marginally—for Quantitative Investment Management in April, and just barely, as well.
The firm’s flagship Global Program “surged” 0.91% in the last week of last month, bring its April return to 0.06%. Unfortunately for investors in the $4.4 billion fund, it’s still down 5.68% on the year, thanks in no small part to its worst-ever drawdown in March.
“Strong sell-offs in the US equity markets, which also saw a surge in volatility, drove profits,” QIM said in its monthly performance report. “The modest gain of 0.06% for the month ends a stretch of four straight losing months, the longest in the program’s history.”
The struggles certainly extended to the other versions of the QIM flagship. It’s 1x fund rose 0.08% in April (down 5.7% year-to-date) and its three-times levered 3x fund added 0.25% (down 16.52% YTD).
By contrast, QIM’s Quantitative Tactical Aggressive Fund soared 9.33% on the month and is up 14.83% on the year.
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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