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Feb 13 2013 | 12:06pm ET
Canada punches above its weight internationally in a lot of areas. Last year, hedge funds were not among them.
Canadian hedge funds were, on average, the worst in the world in 2012, TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge report. The average return was a 5.2% loss, while the average hedge fund globally rose 8.5%. The loss came even as Canadian stocks rallied, if not quite as spectacularly as U.S. stocks, with the S&P/TSX Composite Index rising 7.2% last year.
The world's best hedge funds resided on the other side of the world from Toronto: Chinese- and Hong Kong-based funds returned an average of 16.3% last year.
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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