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Dec 6 2013 | 2:14pm ET
By at least one measure, 2013 is set to be the hedge fund industry's worst in at least eight years.
The average hedge fund isn't going to suffer double-digit losses like those seen in 2008. Instead, it is trailing the broader markets by the largest margin since at least 2005.
According to Bloomberg News, the average hedge fund is up 7.1% through the end of November. That's a whopping 22 percentage points behind the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, which is up 29.1% with reinvested dividends.
It will be the fifth year in a row that hedge funds have trailed the S&P500. Indeed, hedge funds haven't beaten the benchmark since 2008, when they lost only about half as much as the broad stock index.
The Bloomberg Global Aggregate Hedge Fund Index, which rose 0.2% last month while the S&P500 rose 2.8%, has only been around since 2005. Longer-lived hedge fund benchmarks like Hedge Fund Research's HFRI suite show that this year will be the industry's worst since 1998, when it trailed the S&P500 by 26 percentage points.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...