Tuesday, 22 July 2014
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May 14 2010 | 1:15am ET
Hedge funds were basically flat in April despite rising equities markets.
The Lipper Hedge Fund Composite Index returned just 0.02% on the month. As if to emphasize the underwhelming performance, other hedge fund strategies topped the charts in April, rising 1.65%. Emerging markets funds rose an average of 1.23%. Most of the rest posted returns of less than 1%.
Convertible arbitrage funds added 0.54%, while managed futures funds added 0.41%. Long-bias funds actually managed to do slightly worse than the overall index, rising just 0.01%, despite the fact that the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index returned 1.57%.
Equity long/short funds lost 0.11% on the month.
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…