Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Jul 18 2007 | 9:10am ET
June had seen nothing but good news for hedge fund indices. Until now. At least according to one data provider.
Hedge Fund Research’s HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index declined, slightly, during a month that hedge fund indices have been more or less unanimous: While the Standard & Poor’s 500—and the equity markets it covers—fell during the month, hedge funds produced positive returns. The HFRX index fell 0.07% on the month and is up only 6.39% year-to-date. The S&P500, by contrast, dropped more than 1% last month, but is still up 6.96% on the year.
Three of the HFRX strategy indices joined the main index in the red last month. Event-driven funds fell 0.94% (up 9.05% YTD), equity hedge lost 0.42% (up 7.17% YTD) and relative value arbitrage shed 0.15% (up 4.63% YTD).
On the brighter side, the HFRX Volatility and Diversity indices had strong months, with the latter up 1.35% on the month and 10.39% year-to-date, and the former adding 1.21%, though it remains down 1.2% on the year.
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...