Monday, 20 October 2014
Last updated 23 min ago
Sep 6 2011 | 4:00am ET
Hedge funds took a big hit in August, battered by tremendous market volatility and declining stocks, according to Credit Suisse's suite of hedge fund replication indices.
The average hedge fund lost 3.36% last month, the Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index shows. The benchmark is now down 0.98% on the year.
"The [Standard & Poor's] downgrade of the U.S. credit rating caused a broad market sell-off that negatively impacted the distressed equity sector," Credit Suisse's Jordan Drachman said. That hit event-driven funds particularly hard; the Credit Suisse Event Driven Liquid Index dropped 4.62% in August, erasing its year-to-date gains and leaving it down 1.95% on the year.
Long/short equity hedge funds dropped an average of 3.68% (down 0.38% year-to-date) and global strategies funds 2.69% (down 0.64% YTD). Merger arbitrage funds lost 0.77% (up 2.89% YTD), while managed futures funds managed a 0.35% increase (down 1.99% 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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