Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Last updated 11 hours ago
Feb 10 2011 | 4:54am ET
Hedge funds welcomed the new year with positive returns, according to a pair of industry indices.
The average fund returned 0.48% according to the AR Indices, which focuses on the Americas, while globally, things were somewhat more muted. The HedgeFund Intelligence Global Composite Index added just 0.28%.
As that figure suggests, returns were very mixed globally. Equity and event-driven hedge funds were both up in January, by 0.24% and 0.75%, respectively. But managed futures, macro and emerging markets funds were not so lucky. Emerging market stock funds dropped 1.17% and debt funds shed 1.03%.
Things were also mixed in the New World, although things were somewhat brighter. Mortgage-backed securities funds in the region rose 2.81%, followed by distressed funds at 2.5% and commodities funds at 2.36%. On the other side of the ledger, Latin American stock funds declined 1.06%, macro funds 0.39% and managed futures funds 0.38%.
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…
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