Hedge Funds Fall 1.01% In August

Sep 5 2013 | 1:19pm ET

Hedge funds fell across the board in August, according to a Credit Suisse benchmark.

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta replication index dropped 1.01% last month to cut its year-to-date gains to 2.86%. All six of the suite's strategy indices were also in the red in what Credit Suisse head of alternative beta strategies Jordan Drachman called "a difficult month for hedge funds."

Event-driven funds suffered the most difficulties, dropping 1.54% on the month (up 3.79% year-to-date). Long/short fell 1.05% (up 3.51% YTD), global strategies and managed futures each lost 0.8% (up 2.38% and 4.04%, respectively), and merger arbitrage shed a slight 0.06% (up 5.78% YTD).


In Depth

GSAM's Papagiannis: Liquid Alternatives For The Long Run

Apr 21 2017 | 8:44pm ET

Interest in liquid alternatives cooled a bit last year amid a broad shift in investor...

Lifestyle

Aston Martin Returns To Debt Market As DB11 Drives Turnaround

Mar 31 2017 | 5:21pm ET

James Bond’s preferred carmaker is returning to the public debt markets for the...

Guest Contributor

Debunking Conventional Investment Wisdom (Part II)

Apr 17 2017 | 5:56pm ET

The alternative investment industry is currently replete with buzzwords around data...

 

From the current issue of