Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Apr 16 2012 | 7:56am ET
RBC Capital Markets says its hedge fund index—the RBC Hedge 250 Index—had an estimated net return of 0.36% in March, bringing its year-to-date return to 3.35%.
The return for February 2012 has been finalized at 1.27%.
Fixed-income arbitrage funds were the best performers in March, adding 1.40% (up 5.27% YTD). Next best were credit hedge funds, up 0.89% (3.89% YTD); followed by multi-strategy funds, up 0.71% (4.26% YTD); and equity long/short funds, up 0.62% (for a YTD gain of 4.58%).
Convertible arbitrage funds were up 0.44% for the month, but 6.85% YTD—the highest YTD total, followed by mergers and special situations, which were up 0.61% in March and 6.48% YTD.
The biggest losers for the month were managed futures strategies, down 1.13% (for a YTD loss of 2.36%); followed by equity market neutral funds, down 0.58% for March (but up 1.47% YTD). Macro funds also lost grown in March, down 0.16% (but up 1.15% YTD).
The index is a non-investable benchmark of the performance of the hedge fund industry based on a universe of 4,138 hedge funds (excluding funds of hedge funds) with aggregate assets under management of $990 billion.
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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