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May 18 2010 | 10:24am ET
Spring may have sprung, but hedge funds have not.
Sure, it was up, adding 0.9% on the April. And only one strategy had a losing month, macro—and that only barely, down 0.04%, according to the RBC Hedge 250 Index.
But the broader markets had it better, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index adding 1.57% on the month and 7.05% on the year. By contrast, the RBC index is up just 2.81% in the first four months of 2010.
Credit funds enjoyed the strongest April, rising 1.92%, followed by fixed-income arbitrage (1.5%), mergers and special situations (1.39%) and managed futures (1.24%).
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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.