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Nov 14 2012 | 11:34am ET
Investors added to their hedge fund portfolios in October, according to the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index.
The benchmark rose 0.54% in the month ended Nov. 1. SS&C CEO Bill Stone said that such moves are to be expected at this time of the year, especially when hedge funds are performing relatively well: SS&C's Hedge Fund Performance Index ticked up 0.13% in October, while the broader markets generally took a hit.
"Overall capital activity remains consistent with previous years as hedge funds enter the last quarter with positive capital flows," Stone said. But in an interview with Reuters, he suggested that the fate of hedge funds in the fourth quarter remains up in the air.
The run-up to the U.S. presidential election last week, which saw President Barack Obama returned to office, "put a few people on the sidelines," he said. "I think there was a reticence on all financial instruments about where to go." But Obama's re-election could be bad news for hedge funds, as investors may redeem to take profits ahead of tax hikes expected at the beginning of the year.
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…