Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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Aug 19 2011 | 4:44am ET
African funds of hedge funds offer steady, superior and uncorrelated returns, according to a new study by PerTrac and HedgeNews Africa.
The latter's Fund of Funds Composite Index remained within a range between up 2% and down 2% on a month basis over the past two years, the study shows. By contrast, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index has been a roller-coaster ride, with monthly returns ranging from 10% up to 10% down.
What's more, African funds of funds on average enjoyed more up months than the S&P500. And during down periods, the HedgeNews Africa index outperformed the S&P500 by 42.93%.
The study is the first fruit of HedgeNews Africa's new partnership with PerTrac. The latter has added the former's database to its analytics platform.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…