Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Aug 16 2007 | 12:18pm ET
Hedge Fund Research’s HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index posted positive returns for July in spite of the subprime mess and sinking equities markets.
The index added 0.45% on the month, and is up 7.95% year-to-date. Almost all subindices were within one percentage point of flat for the month.
The top performers were emerging markets (up 3.19% in July, 18.03% YTD) and macro (1.36%, 6.93% YTD). Equity hedge was also in the black (0.48%, 8.63% YTD).
Relative value arbitrage had the toughest month (down 0.81%, up 5.66% YTD). Other losers included merger arbitrage (down 0.56%, up 5.69% YTD), distressed securities (down 0.4%, up 6.68% YTD) and convertible arbitrage (down 0.21%, up 4.43% YTD). Event-driven was essentially flat (down 0.08%, up 8.32% YTD).
By contrast, the HFRI Fund of Funds Composite Index and its five subindices were all in positive ground on the month, though none exceeded 1%. The main FoF index was up 0.43% in July (8.32% YTD).
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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