Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Last updated 45 min ago
Feb 14 2013 | 12:54pm ET
Hedge funds advanced 2.69% in January, according to the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index.
“Hedge funds performed well in January, capturing a significant portion of the market upside,” said the Hennessee Group's Lee Hennessee. “Recent performance reflects a shift away from a market driven by macro news flow and towards a market driven by fundamentals. This shift should benefit hedge fund managers.”
Of the 22 Hennessee strategy indices reporting, only one—short-biased—lost ground in a month that saw the Standard & Poor's 500 Index rise by more than 5%. Short-biased funds lost an average of 3.22% on the month.
Asia-Pacific funds did best in January, jumping 5.32%. It was the only strategy, however, to top the S&P. Financial equities funds rose 4.59% on the month, Europe funds 4.44%, international funds 4.21%, macro funds 3.9%, value funds 3.79% and Latin America funds 3.72%.
Emerging markets funds added 2.93%, event-driven funds 1.79%, fixed-income funds 1.6%, convertible arbitrage funds 1.34%, market neutral funds 1.27%, distressed funds 1.21% and merger arbitrage funds 0.64%.
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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