Wednesday, 6 May 2015
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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.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…