Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Feb 7 2013 | 10:17am ET
Hedge funds were essentially flat in January, according to an industry replication benchmark.
IndexIQ's IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index rose just 0.1% to open 2013, far shy of both the consensus among industry indices for the month and of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, which rose 5.1% on the month. The suite of beta-replication indices also shows a much more mixed month for hedge fund strategies than many of its counterparts.
Long/short funds rose an average 1.77% last month, the numbers show, followed by fixed-income arbitrage funds at 0.45% and market-neutral funds at 0.35%. But there were as many losers as winners, with global macro funds shedding an average 1.18%, emerging markets funds 0.68% and event-driven funds 0.09%.
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…
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