Tuesday, 2 September 2014
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Feb 4 2013 | 4:00pm ET
Hedge funds spent all of last year trailing the broader markets, and have opened the new year doing the same.
The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index rose 1.1% in January. But the Standard & Poor's 500 Index added 5.1%, continuing the story of 2012, when the LAB index rose just 3.22% to the S&P500's 16%.
Merger arbitrage funds were tops last month with a 2.31% return, followed by managed futures funds, which were beaten down in 2012 but added 2.19% in January. Event-driven funds rose an average of 1.6% and global strategies 1.45%.
Long/short funds actually lost ground on average, according to the LAB indices, falling 0.94%.
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 ...