Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Jul 12 2010 | 8:47am ET
Hedge funds fell in June, according to the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index, but not as much as many benchmarks show.
The Lyxor index dropped 0.59% last month. Unlike several of its hedge fund index brethren, the Lyxor index is still up year-to-date, if only barely at 0.09%.
As with other hedge fund indices, the strongest strategy tracked by Lyxor was short-bias, which jumped 1.88% amidst volatile equity markets. Distressed securities funds added an average of 1.49%, while fixed-income arbitrage funds rose 1.27%.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitich, CIO of Petty Endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
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.