Monday, 1 September 2014
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Mar 5 2007 | 10:18am ET
In spite of a difficult month for the equity markets, including last week’s major hiccup, long-bias hedge funds helped push the MSCI Hedge Invest Index up 0.53% in February.
The investable index beat out the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, which fell 1.96% in February, for the third straight month, boosting it’s year-to-date return to 2.08%, also besting the S&P 500’s 0.81% decline for 2006 so far. It also topped the MSCI World Equities Index, which rose 0.57% in February.
Event-driven funds were the top-performing strategy in February, returning 3.21% on the month (5.29% year-to-date). Discretionary trading (1.21%, 2.13% YTD), convertible arbitrage (1.03%, 2.04% YTD), variable-bias (0.96%, 2.39% YTD) and long-bias (0.82%, 2.46% YTD) also posted strong months. Only systematic trading funds were in the red, but they were deep in the red, falling 2.39% in February to wipe out January’s jump.
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...