Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Jul 9 2013 | 11:05am ET
June was a tough month for hedge funds, according to Lyxor Asset Management.
The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index—and all of its strategy sub-indices—ended last month in the red. The overall benchmark dropped 1.63% on the month, cutting its 2013 gain to just 1.85%.
"The final month of the quarter has seen all strategies giving back performances, but this situation is unlikely to last, according to the managers we spoke to," Lyxor's Stefan Keller said. "From a top-down perspective, new opportunities and more mispricing have resulted from the current conditions, while bottom-up stock-pickers get ready to pick up the pieces during the upcoming Q2 earnings season."
Long-term commodity-trading advisers were the worst performers in June, dropped 2.64%. Equity market-neutral funds fell 2.45% and credit arbitrage funds 2.4%.
Special situations funds shed an average of 2.3%, short-term CTAs 2.1%, global macro 1.9%, distressed 1.8%, long bias 1.7%, variable bias 0.4% and merger arbitrage 0.1%.
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 McKitish of Peddie School's 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…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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