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Jan 6 2012 | 9:13am ET
Hedge funds sank almost 5% last year amidst market volatility and the European sovereign debt crisis.
The Bloomberg Aggregate Hedge Fund Index ended 2011 down 4.9% after a 0.9% decline in December. By contrast, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index ended the year essentially flat.
Most of the industry's losses were suffered in September, when the Bloomberg index fell 4.7%.
Among major hedge fund strategies, long/short equity funds suffered the worst December, falling 1.6% to end the year down 6%. For the year, macro funds did even worse, losing 6.5% despite a 0.3% jump last month. Multistrategy funds lost 1.1% in December and 2.9% in 2011.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…