Monday, 20 October 2014
Last updated 7 hours ago
Feb 5 2013 | 1:52pm ET
Hedge funds gained ground in January but failed to capture the full rally of the broader markets, according to one industry benchmark.
The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index rose 1.96% last month, turning in better than half its 2012 performance, up 3.51%, in 2013's first month alone. But that good news was tempered by the Standard & Poor's 500 Index's red-hot January, in which it soared 5.1%.
Only one strategy tracked by the HFRX suite managed to top that, with master-limited partnerships jumping 8.03% last month.
Special situations funds rose 4.22% on the month, event-driven funds 3.38%, fundamental value equity funds 3.08% and equity hedge funds 2.64%. Relative-value arbitrage funds added 1.51%, credit funds 1.39%, convertible arbitrage funds 0.97%, emerging markets funds 0.41%, and macro funds and commodity trading advisers 0.1%.
The only funds to lose ground on average last month were systematic diversified CTAs, which fell 0.08%.
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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