Wednesday, 27 August 2014
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Oct 2 2012 | 1:41pm ET
Hedge fund again trailed the broader markets with just three months left to make up the difference, according to a suite of industry replication indices.
The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index added 0.59% last month, well behind the 2.58% return for the Standard & Poor's 500 Index in September. On the year, it's not even that close: The LAB index is up 2.97%, while the S&P is up in excess of 16%.
Long/short hedge funds did best, the indices show, rising 1.34% (5.06% year-to-date). Event-driven funds added 0.94% (8.1% YTD) and global strategies 0.23% (0.34% YTD). Managed futures fell 1.32% (down 6.59% YTD) and merger arbitrage 0.87% (down 2.94% 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 ...