Monday, 20 October 2014
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Jan 10 2012 | 11:28am ET
IndexIQ's hedge fund replication indices did their jobs all too well last year, suffering losses in line with those of the funds they seek to track.
The IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index fell 2.32% in 2011, somewhat less than most benchmarks show the average hedge fund to have fallen. The beta index edged down 0.17% in December.
IndexIQ's strategy indices turned in widely varying performances. At the top of the heap was global macro, which rose 5.74% on the year (down 0.75% in Dec.). From those heights, it was a long was down to emerging markets, which lost 11.27% in 2011 (down 0.2% in Dec.).
In between, fixed-income arbitrage added 0.42% last year, thanks to a 2.11% surge in December. Market neutral fell 1.6% (down 0.31% in Dec.), event-driven fell 3.03% (down 1.35% in Dec.) and long/short fell 4.1% (down 0.56% in Dec.).
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 ...