Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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Oct 6 2010 | 3:49am ET
If their replicators are any indication, the average hedge fund added 3% last month.
That's the September performance figure for IndexIQ's IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index, anyway. The index is up 4.45% on the year.
All but one of the beta strategies tracked by the IndexIQ suite were in positive ground in a month that produced the strongest returns for both the Standard & Poor's 500 Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average since the Great Depression. The emerging markets beta index rose 5.7% on the month (4.71% year-to-date), followed by the long/short index (5.25%, 3.49% YTD) and the event-driven index (3.58%, 6.86% YTD).
The fixed-income arbitrage beta index was up 2.19% (3.34% YTD), while the market-neutral index added 1.32% (1.92% YTD). Only the global macro beta index lost ground—and just barely—dropping 0.02% (up 5.99% YTD).
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…