Thursday, 18 September 2014
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May 13 2010 | 3:22am ET
April wasn’t the cruelest month for hedge funds. But it wasn’t much to write home about, either, according to Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes.
The equity long/short benchmark did the best on the month, rising 1.45% (5.11% year-to-date). Merger arbitrage funds added 0.83% (1.49% YTD), while event-driven funds returned 0.58% (2.94% YTD).
By contrast, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 1.57% in April and is up 7.05% on the year.
Dow Jones’ convertible arbitrage, distressed securities and equity market-neutral benchmarks remained suspended in April.
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…
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