Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Last updated 15 hours ago
Apr 11 2011 | 2:33pm ET
Hedge funds posted widely disparate returns in March, with the average fund suffering a small drop, according to Greenwich Alternative Investments.
The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index shed 0.1% last month, leaving it up 1.4% on the year. Returns for its various strategy and substrategy indices varied widely, from a 1.5% surge to a 1.8% decline. But most strategies gained or lost less than 1% on the month.
Market-neutral funds, generally, did best; so-called "other" arbitrage, excluding convertible and fixed-income, clocked a 1.5% return (1.5% year-to-date) and distressed securities rose 1.2% (4.9% YTD). Arbitrage funds generally added 0.7%, while event-driven and equity-market neutral funds rose 0.5% each (3.2% and 1.1% YTD, respectively).
Long/short equity funds and special strategies funds each returned an average of 0.4% (2.1% and 2% YTD, respectively). Directional trading strategies, however, took a beating, losing an average of 1.5% (down 1% YTD), with futures funds dropped 1.8% (down 1% YTD) and macro funds 0.8% (down 0.6% YTD).
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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