Sunday, 21 September 2014
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Aug 9 2012 | 1:39pm ET
Hedges funds are up 1.5% this year—almost entirely in July.
The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index returned 1.08% last month. All but two of the 14 strategies tracked by the family of benchmarks were in the black in July, notably long-term commodity trading advisors and long/short equity statistical arbitrage, up 3.2% and 2.1%, respectively.
Equity-market neutral funds rose 1.8% on the month and short-term CTAs and long-bias funds both rose 1.2%. Convertible arbitrage funds added 1.1%, long/short credit 0.8%, special situations 0.3% and fixed-income arbitrage 0.2%.
Merger arbitrage funds, however, fell 0.3%, and distressed managers lost 0.2%.
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.