Thursday, 24 July 2014
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Feb 18 2014 | 1:49pm ET
The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index fell 0.18% in January, beating the S&P 500 which dropped 3.56%.
Equity long/short hedge funds gained 0.83% in January. The best-performing sectors were utilities (up 2.88%), healthcare (up 0.87%) and information technology (down 2.59%) while underperforming sectors included energy (down 6.33%), consumer discretionary (down 5.97%) and consumer staples (down 5.30%).
Arbitrage/event-driven funds rose 0.58% in January. Distressed funds rose 1.01%; merger arbitrage funds gained 0.55%; and convertible arbitrage funds jumped 2.54%.
Global/macro funds lost 2.27%. International funds were down 3.69% while emerging markets fell 1.48%. Macro funds fell 1.77% for the month of January.
Fixed-income funds added 0.20% in January.
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…