Thursday, 2 October 2014
Last updated 49 min ago
Jul 18 2011 | 8:31am ET
The RBC Hedge 250 Index fell 1.24% last month, cutting the benchmark’s year-to-date gain to just 0.57%.
All but one of the nine strategies tracked by RBC Capital Markets lost ground in June, with only fixed-income arbitrage funds posting gains of 0.12% on the month (7.51% year-to-date). Managed futures and mergers and special situations funds were especially hard-hit, according to the preliminary numbers, falling 3.46% (down 5.92% YTD) and 2.37% (up 0.82% YTD), respectively.
Equity long/short funds lost 1.06% on the month (up 1.01% YTD), convertible arbitrage funds 1.03% (up 5.88% YTD), event-driven credit funds 0.89% (up 4.09% YTD), multi-strategy funds 0.7% (up 1.17% YTD) and macro funds 0.66% (down 2.78% 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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