Hedge Fund Beta Index Adds 0.86% In April

May 7 2013 | 11:12am ET

Hedge funds posted modest gains in April, an industry replication index shows.

IndexIQ's IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index added 0.86% last month. The benchmark is up 1.18% on the year.

Five of the six IndexIQ strategies were in the black in April, led by event-driven, which rose 1.97% on the month (1.22% year-to-date). Market neutral added 1.43% (1.58% YTD), fixed-income arbitrage 1.23% (3.77% YTD), emerging markets 0.93% (down 1.61% YTD) and long/short 0.26% (3.38% YTD). Global macro fell 0.62% and is down 1.25% on the year.


In Depth

GSAM’s Papagiannis on Liquid Alternatives

May 25 2016 | 5:07pm ET

The popularity of liquid alternatives strategies has blossomed in recent years,...

Lifestyle

From Modern Trader: Stephen Curry is a Black Swan

May 18 2016 | 7:43pm ET

What do the rise of the Internet, the sinking of the Titanic, 9/11, and Stephen...

Guest Contributor

LendingClub and the Question of Internal Hedge Funds

May 19 2016 | 8:42pm ET

Peer-to-peer lending platform LendingClub Corp. has been in the news since the firm...