Thursday, 2 October 2014
Last updated 24 min ago
Nov 5 2013 | 8:13am ET
Hedge funds posted across-the-board, if underwhelming, gains in October, according to an industry benchmark.
Hedge Fund Research's HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index rose 1.2% last month and is up 5.54% on the year. By contrast, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index added about 4.75% in October and is up over 20% on the year.
Each of the 16 strategy and substrategy indices in the HFRX suite were in the black last month, led by master-limited partnerships, which returned 2.31% (20.77% year-to-date). Special situations funds added 2.25% (16.76% YTD), fundamental value funds 2.14% (13.06% YTD), equity hedge funds 1.92% (8.72% YTD), event-driven funds 1.8% (12.87% YTD) and fundamental growth funds 1.64% (2.4% YTD).
Equity-market neutral funds enjoyed an average 1.39% return (0.91% YTD), distressed restructuring funds 0.69% (5.4% YTD), systematic diversified commodity-trading advisers 0.66% (down 3.39% YTD), macro funds and CTAs 0.64% (down 2.06% YTD), credit funds 0.64% (6.36% YTD), merger arbitrage funds 0.5% (3.36% YTD), emerging markets funds 0.36% (1.13% YTD), relative-value arbitrage funds 0.34% (2.07% YTD), convertible arbitrage funds 0.33% (10% YTD) and multi-strategy funds 0.28% (0.45% 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…
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