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Apr 17 2013 | 11:51am ET
Hedge funds opened 2013 with three straight months of positive returns—albeit returns that fell far short of the broader markets.
The RBC Hedge 250 Index added 1.35% last month, to end the quarter up 3.4%. By contrast, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose more than 10% in the first quarter.
All nine of the strategies tracked by RBC Capital Markets were in the black last month, led by mergers and special situations funds, up an average of 2.85% (6.5% year-to-date). Equity long/short funds added 1.64% (4.35% YTD), credit funds 1.34% (4.02% YTD) and multi-strategy funds 1.26% (4.04% YTD).
Managed futures funds were up an average of 0.97% in March (1.37% YTD), macro funds 0.83% (1.22% YTD), convertible arbitrage funds 0.71% (3.51% YTD), fixed-income arbitrage funds 0.7% (3.06% YTD) and equity-market neutral funds 0.25% (down 0.09% YTD).
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...