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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).
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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