Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Feb 5 2014 | 8:29am ET
Hedge funds sank in January, weighed down by stock prices, which dropped even more, according to an industry replication index.
The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index fell 0.94% last month, as the Standard & Poor's 500 Index dropped 3.5%. Four of the five strategies tracked by the LAB suite lost ground, "led" by managed futures, which fell 3.45% on the month.
The long/short LAB index dropped 1.76% in January, global strategies fell 1.18% and merger arbitrage was off by 0.92%.
The only strategy to post a winning January was 2013's best performer, event-driven, which rose 0.18% on the month.
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 ...