Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Apr 18 2013 | 12:51pm ET
Commodity trading advisers and hedge funds were broadly higher in March, according to agency broker and clearing firm Newedge Group.
Eight of the firm's 11 hedge fund indices were up last month, with the Newedge Trend Index rising 1.89% (3.68% year-to-date) and the Newedge CTA Index rising 1.29% (2.87% YTD). Macro and commodity funds were also higher, rising 0.51% (1.52% YTD) and 1.22% (1.02% YTD), respecitvely.
Commodity equity funds did best last month, soaring 9.71% (1.283% YTD). Volatility trading funds were worst, down 0.81% (down 2.58% 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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.