Saturday, 26 July 2014
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Sep 7 2012 | 10:28am ET
Hedge funds added 0.53% last month, badly lagging the broader markets, a hedge fund replication index shows.
The disappointing August—a month that saw the Standard & Poor's 500 Index rise almost 2%—leaves the Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index up just 2.37% on the year, compared to almost 12% for the S&P500. Long/short funds actually managed to beat the broad-market index last month, rising 2.05%, but remain up just 3.67% on the year, according to Credit Suisse.
Event-driven remains the strongest strategy in the LAB arsenal after a 1.38% jump in August left it up 7.1% on the year. LAB's three other strategies were all in the red for the month.
Managed futures fell 1.5% (down 5.34% year-to-date), global strategies 0.23% (up 0.1% YTD) and merger arbitrage 0.08% (down 2.09% YTD).
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…