Friday, 25 July 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.
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…