Saturday, 26 July 2014
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May 6 2013 | 3:12pm ET
Hedge funds posted broad gains in an April that saw the average industry player add 0.72%, according to a major index.
The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index is up 2.82% on the year. By contrast, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index is up by double-digits, after rising 1.81% last month.
Managed futures was the strongest strategy tracked by Credit Suisse in April, rising 2.62% (6.13% year-to-date). Emerging markets funds added 0.9% (2.28% YTD), event-driven funds 0.76% (4.39% YTD), convertible arbitrage funds 0.75% (2.81% YTD), global macro funds 0.6% (1.44% YTD) and long/short equity funds 0.06% (3.97% YTD). Fixed-income arbitrage was the only strategy to lose ground, falling 0.01% on the month (down 0.93% YTD).
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…