Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Aug 3 2012 | 11:17am ET
Hedge funds began the third quarter in the black, according to a widely-followed industry index.
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index rose 1.02% last month, not far off the Standard & Poor's 500 Index' 1.26% return. The alternative investments benchmark is now up 1.45% on the year.
All but one of the seven strategies tracked by the indices gained ground last month. Managed futures funds led the way, nearly erasing its June loss with a 3.26% July return (2.91% year-to-date).
Global macro funds rose an average of 1.61% (3.83% YTD), convertible arbitrage funds 1.29% (5.32% YTD) and long/short equity funds 1.18% (down 2.01% YTD). Emerging markets funds added 0.59% (0.41% YTD) and event-driven funds 0.28% (0.96% YTD).
Fixed-income arbitrage funds were the only losers, falling an average of 0.57% last month (up 0.9% 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 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…
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