Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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Jul 12 2013 | 3:08am ET
Investors poured billions into hedge funds in May, more than in any other month over the past two years.
Hedge funds enjoyed a whopping $18.5 billion in net inflows on the month—forty times the amount they took in the previous month, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. "In May, the hedge fund industry saw its strongest net inflows in more than two years," BarclayHedge founder Sol Waksman said. "In the first five months of this year, the industry took in $35.7 billion, compared with just $484 million in the same period last year."
Funds of hedge funds added $428 million in May, breaking a streak of 14 straight months of net outflows, capped by a $4.2 billion outflow in April.
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…
There are two things currency analysts agree on: Currencies have never gone through such a period of low volatility and the dollar must lead the sector out of the current malaise.