Wednesday, 1 October 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).
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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