Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Last updated 12 min ago
Nov 16 2012 | 8:36am ET
Hedge funds slipped 0.15% in October, putting their year-to-date gains at 4.32%, according to the RBC Hedge 250 Index.
Of the nine strategie tracked by RBC, three ended the month in the red, led by managed futures, down 1.83%; macro strategies, down 1.36%; and equity long/short funds, down 0.14%.
The big winners in October were merger arbitrage funds, up 2.11%. These were followed by credit strategies, up 0.88%; mergers and special situations funds, up 0.60%; fixed-income arbitrage, up 1.30% equity market neutral, up 0.35%; and multi-strategy, up 0.26%.
The RBC Hedge 250 Index is a non-investable benchmark of the performance of the hedge fund industry based on a universe of 4,314 hedge funds (excluding funds of hedge funds) with aggregate assets under management of $1.054 trillion.
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