Thursday, 18 September 2014
Last updated 51 min ago
Aug 9 2011 | 1:48pm ET
July was something of a schizophrenic month for hedge funds, with long/short equity and market neutral funds broadly losing and directional traders and special situations funds broadly gaining, according to new data from Greenwich Alternative Investments.
The average hedge fund rose 0.7% in July, snapping a two-month losing streak, the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index shows. The index, which is now up 1.2% on the year, was buoyed by global and Asian funds and hurt by European and American funds.
It was also hurt by the larger strategies. Both equity market neutral and event-driven funds lost an average of 0.4% last month (down 0.2% and up 2.2% year-to-date, respectively), which arbitrage strategies were flat (up 1.3% YTD). Long/short equity funds were also losers, for the most part, falling 0.3% in July (up 0.5% YTD), although short-biased funds rose 1.7% on the month (down 0.4% YTD) during the market rout.
By contrast, futures funds added 3% to reach break-even for the year, macro funds 2.2% (up 1.1% YTD), long/short credit funds 1.1% (up 6% YTD) and multi-strategy funds 0.2% (up 0.8% 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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