Monday, 20 October 2014
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Aug 16 2013 | 9:46am ET
Commodity trading advisers and hedge funds posted mixed results in July, according to agency broker and clearing firm Newedge Group.
Six of the firm's 11 hedge fund indices were up last month, led by the Newedge Commodity Trading Index (Equity), which rose 2.12% ( 13.48% year to date). The Newedge Commodity Trading Index (Trading) also finished the month in the black, adding 1.23%, as did the Macro Trading Index (Quantitative), up 1.35%.
The Newedge Trend Index was down 0.79% in July and the CTA Index was down 0.98%.
Commenting on the July performance data, Newedge's Ryan Duncan said: “While performance for the Newedge indices overall were mixed following a difficult June, commodity hedge funds, as represented by the Newedge Commodity Index, showed consistent growth.”
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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