Tuesday, 23 September 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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
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.