Thursday, 2 April 2015
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Jun 5 2012 | 2:28pm ET
Hedge funds reported a median loss of 0.26% in May 2012, a month that looked a lot like September 2011, according to data from eVestment|HFN.
Equity and commodity market felt the effects of Europe’s sovereign crisis as investors moved to “safer” assets, resulting in U.S. Treasury yields falling and the dollar rising against all major currencies.
In this environment, macro and managed futures strategies and funds focused on currency markets appear to have been the best performers, up 1.65%, 3.25% and 0.94%, respectively. Credit funds (down 1.55%) have again outperformed equity-focused strategies (down 2.95%) and emerging markets exposure (down 3.58%) experienced higher losses than developed markets (down 1.05%). eVestment|HFN says larger funds also performed “noticeably better” across the strategy spectrum.
Through April 2012, investors directed most of their money into credit, macro and commodity strategies as well as more diversified multi-strategy funds while pulling it from long/short equity, event driven and emerging market strategies.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…