Thursday, 28 August 2014
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Aug 2 2013 | 10:05am ET
Hedge funds posted broad gains in July, according to Credit Suisse's industry replication indices.
The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index rose 1.67% last month, a far cry from the Standard & Poor's 500 Index's nearly 5% surge. The index is now up 3.91% on the year.
Four of the suite's five strategies also posted gains in July, led by long/short, up 3.61% (4.61% year-to-date). Event-driven added 2.63% (5.42% YTD), merger arbitrage 1.24% (5.84% YTD) and global strategies 0.85% (3.2% YTD).
Only managed futures fell in July, shedding 1.2%. The strategy remains up 4.88% on the year.
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...