Saturday, 30 August 2014
Last updated 1 day ago
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).
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 ...