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Dec 9 2011 | 12:15pm ET
Hedge funds are on a roller-coaster ride in 2011, and they'd very much like to get off.
Yet another industry index shows that October's turnaround was very, very short-lived, and that the average hedge fund returned to its losing ways in November. "This environment has proven extremely challenging, and hedge funds were whipsawed again," the Hennessee Group's Charles Gradante said.
The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index fell 0.96% last month, while the Standard & Poor's 500 Index lost only 0.5%. The benchmark is down 3.91% on the year.
Global and macro funds took the biggest hit among major strategies, losing 2.77% in November (down 8.01% year-to-date). Arbitrage and event-driven funds lost 0.47% (down 2.15% YTD) and long/short equity funds 0.45% (down 2.94% 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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.