Friday, 24 October 2014
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Dec 3 2013 | 1:34pm ET
Hedge funds are lurching to the 2013 finish line, putting up another month of sub-Standard & Poor's 500 Index returns, according to an industry replication benchmark.
IndexIQ's IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index rose just 0.58% last month, while the S&P 500 added a further 2.8%. For the year, the hedge fund replication vehicle is up 3.22%—against the S&P 500's 26.6%.
None of the IQ Hedge indices bested the broader markets last month. The strongest performer was long/short, which rose 1.82% (9.18% year-to-date). Event-driven added 1.23% (6.31% YTD). Global macro rose 0.47% (down 0.66% YTD), market neutral 0.21% (3.21% YTD) and fixed-income arbitrage 0.07% (5.26% YTD). Emerging markets lost further ground in November, falling 0.31%. That strategy is now down 3.69% on the year.
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…
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