Thursday, 2 October 2014
Last updated 31 min ago
Apr 21 2014 | 1:36pm ET
Hedge funds dipped slightly in March, with losses for most strategies on the month.
The Barclay Hedge Fund Index fell 0.09% last month to end the first quarter up 1.39%. That narrowly edged the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, which rose 1.3% over the same period.
Short-bias funds were hardest hit in March, dropping 2.47%. Technology funds lost 2.34%, healthcare and biotechnology funds 1.29%, global macro funds 0.92% and European equities funds 0.9%. Distressed securities funds rose 0.86%, convertible arbitrage funds 0.79% and fixed-income arbitrage funds 0.5%.
“Global equity markets experienced their version of March Madness as fears of Russian expansionism, Fed tightening and slow-growing in China spiked intra-month volatility,” BarclayHedge chief Sol Waksman.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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