Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Apr 9 2012 | 11:17am ET
Hedge funds enjoyed their best first quarter in six years—but still badly lagged the broader markets, according to a major industry index.
The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index rose 0.6% last month, making it three-for-three in terms of positive monthly returns in 2012. The benchmark is up 4.6% in the first quarter.
Unfortunately for hedge funds, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose 12% over the same period.
"Hedge funds have performed well given their low net exposures," managing principal Lee Hennessee said. "However, managers did express some frustration on the short side of the portfolio. Many high-beta short positions rallied more than the overall market in the first quarter, detracting from performance."
Equity long/short strategies were some of the best in March, adding 1% on the month.
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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