Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Jan 5 2012 | 2:10pm ET
A strong December wasn't enough to prevent a losing 2011 for the hedge fund industry, according to one benchmark.
The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index ended last year down 0.06%, despite December's 0.92% surge. Still, three out of the five strategies tracked by the replication indices manages positive returns in 2011.
In spite of a 0.78% decline last month, the merger arbitrage index added 3.14% on the year. Event-driven was up 0.43%, thanks to a 1.76% jump in December, while long/short was up 0.35% after a nearly flat December, down just 0.04%.
Managed futures did not do so well, falling 3.55% on the year after a 0.19% return last month. Global strategies fell 0.28% in 2011, but ended the year on a high note, returning 0.9% in December.
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…
Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it ...