Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Jun 1 2011 | 10:44am ET
Barring an impressive, improbable and industry-wide turnaround yesterday, the average hedge fund likely posted its second losing month of the year in May.
Hedge Fund Research's HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index was down 1.83% on the month through Friday, the last trading day before the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S. The decline left the index down 0.97% on the year with just one trading day left in the month, the worst for stocks since August.
As is becoming the norm in 2011, the broader markets outperformed the average hedge fund, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index falling only 1.4%. Some strategies badly lagged the S&P500, with equity hedge funds dropping 3.4% and systematic macro funds 2.13%.
May's malaise even hit Third Point, which hasn't had a down month in almost a year. The New York-based firm's publicly-listed Offshore Investors vehicle fell 0.4% on the month, although it remains up 9.7% on the year, MarketWatch reports.
Also indicating a difficult May was the Man Group, which said its AHL Diversified PCC fund shed about 4.6% between the second and second-to-last days of the month.
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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