Thursday, 28 August 2014
Last updated 44 min ago
Feb 4 2014 | 12:35pm ET
Hedge funds fell to open 2014—but not as much as the broader markets.
The average hedge fund shed 0.24% in January, according to Hedge Fund Research's HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. But the benchmark managed something it rarely accomplished last year: besting the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, which fell more than 3% last month.
Despite the overall decline, most strategies tracked by the HFRX suite were in the black in January, led by master-limited partnerships—last year's best-performing strategy at 26.35%—which returned 1.58%. Distressed restructuring funds gained 1.08%, equity-market neutral funds 0.72%, convertible arbitrage funds 0.64%, credit funds 0.6%, event-driven funds 0.39%, fundamental growth funds 0.36%, systematic diversified commodity trading advisers 0.2%, special situations funds 0.17% and merger arbitrage funds 0.09%.
Fundamental value funds were hardest hit last month, falling 1.73%. Equity hedge funds shed 1.01%, emerging markets funds 0.87%, multi-strategy funds 0.38%, relative-value arbitrage funds 0.2% and macro funds and CTAs 0.07%.
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 ...