Monday, 29 December 2014
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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).
Dec 1 2014 | 10:21am ET
As 2014 winds down, Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services executives took some time to share their outlook on trends facing the industry in 2015. Read more…
Jeff Sprecher was simply looking for a platform to trade energies when launching ICE 14 years ago but it has grown to reach the pinnacle of both the listed futures and equities world.