Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Feb 11 2011 | 8:47am ET
Hedge funds badly trailed the broader markets in January, eking out a small return as the stock market rally continued into the new year.
Hedge Fund Research's HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index opened 2011 with a 0.29% return last month. Event-driven funds set the pace, returning an average of 1.96% in January—private issue and Regulation D funds did particularly well, rising an average of 5.41% on the month.
Relative value funds added 1.04% on the month. Asset-backed funds rose an average of 2.1%, corporate fixed-income funds 1.93%, multi-strategy relative-value funds 1.57% and convertible arbitrage funds 1.5%.
Equity hedge funds did somewhat less well, returning an average of 0.71%. Technology and healthcare specialists did best, returning 1.47%, with short-bias funds their mirror image, dropping 1.47% in January.
Macro funds and emerging markets funds has a tough January, with some exceptions. The former dropped 0.63% on the month and the latter 0.02%, but Russia and Eastern Europe funds soared 3.66%.
Funds of hedge funds edged down 0.27%.
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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