Friday, 25 July 2014
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May 22 2013 | 12:37pm ET
It's not exactly news, but hedge funds have been "lackluster" to say the least this year, according to a new Goldman Sachs report.
The average fund trails the Standard & Poor's 500 Index by about 10 percentage points, Amanda Sneider and David Kostin wrote. The former is up about 5.4% through May 10, and the latter 15.4%.
Hedge funds also badly trail the average mutual fund, which is up 14.8% during the period.
The "multi-year trend of lackluster hedge-fund returns continues in 2013," the analysts wrote. "Strong long performance was not enough to outweigh the drag from popular short positions," including Johnson & Johnson and Gilead Sciences.
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…