Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Apr 4 2007 | 11:40am ET
The bad news is that the MSCI Hedge Invest index suffered its first down month in nine in March, falling by 0.15%. The good news is, that’s the smallest movement one way or the other since May 2005, and leaves the index up 1.93% year-to-date, still far ahead of the Standard & Poor’s 500, which rebounded into positive territory (up 0.64% YTD) this month with a 1.12% return.
Four of MSCI’s strategy indices joined the overall index in the red last month. Systematic trading suffered another damaging month, falling 1.45% in March after shedding 2.39%—and wiping out its entire January gain—in February. It is the only strategy in negative territory for the year.
On the other side, equity non-directional funds enjoyed the strongest month of the eight subindices, rising 0.82% on the month (2.48% YTD). Variable bias (up 0.27% in March, 2.66% YTD), fixed-income (0.23%, 2.20% YTD) and long-bias (0.15%, 2.61%) funds also enjoyed a positive month.
Event-driven was essentially flat (down just 3 basis points) in March, but it is still the top-performing strategy in 2007, with a year-to-date return of 5.26%.
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…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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