Sunday, 21 September 2014
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Sep 5 2013 | 11:06am ET
Hedge funds fell into the red for the year with a down August, according to IndexIQ's hedge fund replication index.
The IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index is down 0.8% on the year after falling 0.94% last month. In addition, all six of IndexIQ's strategy indices lost ground on the month, led by emerging markets, down 1.9% (down 6.86% year-to-date) and event-driven, down 1.2% (down 1.15% YTD).
Global macro lost 0.79% (down 2.27% YTD), market-neutral 0.67% (up 0.2% YTD), long/short 0.63% (up 3.24% YTD) and fixed-income arbitrage 0.47% (up 2.08% YTD).
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…
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