Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Last updated 9 hours ago
Jul 13 2007 | 11:05am ET
RBC Capital Markets yesterday reported that the RBC Hedge 250 Index returned 0.61% in June, bringing the year-to-date return of the Index to 7.02%.
Managed futures funds had the best month, returning 2.34% (7.71% YTD). That was followed by macro on 1.31% (6.08% YTD) and 1.06% (6.22% YTD).
Mergers and special situations funds, in spite of having the only down month among the RBC subindices at -0.47%, remains the top performer year-to-date at 10.64%.
Equity long/short funds rose 0.88% (7.75% YTD), multi-strategy 0.59% (8.79% YTD), credit 0.23% (6.45% YTD) and fixed-income arbitrage 0.18% (2.34% YTD).
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
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.