Friday, 31 October 2014
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Jul 15 2010 | 11:51am ET
Hedge funds shed 0.5% last month, burned by volatile equity markets.
The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index posted its second straight monthly loss in July, leaving it essentially flat—down less than 0.1%—through the first half. Equity hedge funds took it especially hard, losing 1.1% on the month.
Commodity trading advisers had the best July of any strategy tracked by Eurekahedge, rising 0.6%. Fixed-income funds added 0.5%, enjoying the second-best return of the first half, following distressed debt funds, which rose 6.4% between January and June.
Regionally, four of seven indices took a dive last month, none more so than that track Eastern European and Russian hedge funds, which dropped 2.3%. North American hedge funds shed 0.9%.
Latin America funds were the best bet in June, adding 1%, and 1.5% through the first half. Asia ex-Japan funds plummeted 3.1% on the half, the worst of any regional index.
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 McKitish of Peddie School's 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…
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