Monday, 15 September 2014
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Sep 1 2010 | 11:33am ET
August was a boon for at least some hedge funds, even as the broader market swooned in the late-summer heat.
Quantitative hedge funds were up 4.57% in the first 30 days of the month, according to Hedge Fund Research’s HFRX Systematic Diversified Index. Macro funds did well, too, rising 1.01%, according to Dow Jones Newswires.
By contrast, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index plummeted 4.51% in August. And HFRX’s broader Global Hedge Fund Index was essentially flat, dropping 0.06% through Aug. 30 to leave it, well, essentially flat year-to-date at 0.04%.
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…
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