Monday, 20 October 2014
Last updated 8 hours ago
May 14 2012 | 12:56pm ET
Two top hedge funds suffered worse-than-average Aprils, according to industry trackers.
Henderson Global Investors and Odey Asset Management all dipped more than industry indices last month. As usual, Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund, did not: It's flagship Pure Alpha fund rose 0.41% in April.
On the other hand, the other three hedge funds are in the black for the year after strong first quarters, while Bridgewater remains down 0.41% on the year, HFMWeek reports.
Henderson lost 4%—more than four times the average hedge fund's loss—but no one seems to be complaining, in part because its European Absolute Return Fund remains up 31% this year. Odey's European Fund lost 3.04% in the first half of April, but was still up 16.07%.
Another of the first quarter's best performers, Pershing Square Capital Management, managed a (relatively) small gain in April. The firm's International Fund added 0.9% on the month and is up more than 10% this year.
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 ...