Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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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).
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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