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May 7 2012 | 10:59am ET
A hedge fund replication index run by IndexIQ was flat in April—losing 0.08%.
The Rye Brook, N.Y.-based firm’s IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index is now up 3.89% on the year.
Three of IndexIQ's six strategy indices gained ground last month, the biggest increase posted by the global macro index, which was up 1.22% on the month (and 2.79% YTD). Also in the black was the fixed income arbitrage index (up 0.74% on the month, and 5.49% YTD) and the event driven index (up 0.11% on the month, 3.81% YTD).
Dragging down the monthly results were the long/short index (down 1.40% on the month, but up 5.16% YTD), the emerging markets index (down 0.83% on the month, but up 4.64% YTD) and the market neutral index (down 0.33% on the month, but up 1.39% YTD).
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.