Saturday, 26 July 2014
Last updated 15 hours ago
Feb 11 2014 | 7:06am ET
Hedge funds were down 0.44% in January, according to Eurekahedge data, but still outperformed underlying markets as the MSCI World Index declined 3.74% over the same period.
The best-performing strategies in January were relative value, up 0.83%, and distressed debt, up 0.69%. Other winners included arbitrage strategies, up 0.30% and fixed-income, up 0.21%.
The worst performers were multi-strategy funds, down 0.89% in January, followed by CTA/managed futures, down 0.84%; long/short equities, down 0.54%; macro down 0.31%; and event-driven, down 0.23%.
In regional terms, North American funds led the way, adding 0.37% on the month, followed by Japan funds, up 0.31%, and Europe-focused funds, up 0.21%.
Ending the month in the red were Eastern Europe and Russia funds, down 4.45%; Latin America funds, down 1.95%; emerging markets funds, down 1.79%; and Asia ex-Japan funds, down 0.81%.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…