Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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Sep 18 2007 | 2:21pm ET
Emerging markets has been the top-performing strategy among hedge funds this year, and an awful August hasn’t changed that.
The strategy took the biggest tumble among Hedge Fund Research’s HFRI Indices, dropping 2.52% on the month. But it’s still far and away the best strategy year-to-date; at 15.02%, its return is more than twice the next-best strategy.
Overall, the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index fell 1.32% (up 6.17% YTD), with just one strategy subindex in positive ground: merger arbitrage, which was essentially flat with a 0.07% return (5.66% YTD). Other big losers include macro (down 1.99% in August, up 4.35% YTD) and equity hedge (down 1.63%, up 6.56% YTD).
Funds of funds fared no better than their constituent parts. The HFRI Fund of Funds Composite Index dropped 2.01% (up 6.02% YTD). Market defensive (down 2.51% in August, up 3.18% YTD) and strategic (down 2.25%, up 7.25% YTD) funds of funds were the hardest hit.
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The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…