Wednesday, 27 August 2014
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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.
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 ...