Monday, 20 October 2014
Last updated 21 min ago
Nov 4 2013 | 11:48am ET
Hedge funds opened the fourth quarter with gains but once again failed to beat the broader markets, according to an industry replication index.
The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index rose 1.65% in October, while the Standard & Poor's 500 Index added about 4.75%. On the year, the hedge fund benchmark is up 6.01%—and the S&P500 23.5%.
Event-driven was the best-performing strategy in October, rising 2.42% (9.12% year-to-date), followed by long/short at 2.16% (7.08% YTD). Global strategies added 1.22% on the month (4.59% YTD).
Both merger arbitrage and managed futures lost ground last month, with the former down 0.36% (up 6.5% YTD) and the latter 0.47% (up 3.24% YTD).
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…
Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it ...