Monday, 20 October 2014
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Jul 16 2014 | 1:32pm ET
Hedge funds took in more money in H1 2014—$99.7 billion—than in all of 2013, according to new data from eVestment.
In fact, investors poured more money ($65.3 billion) into equity strategies in H1 2014 than they put into all hedge funds in 2013 ($61.7 billion). Equity strategies now manage an estimated $997 billion.
Hedge fund assets under management reached $3.032 trillion in June, as investors added $6.1 billion for the month—below the previous four-month average of $22 billion.
Event-driven strategies led the pack in Q2, taking in $15.5 billion in new assets ($35.2 billion year to date), followed by long/short equity strategies with $10.8 billion ($36.1 billion YTD). Relative-value credit strategies attracted $7.46 billion in Q2 ($11.2 billion YTD).
Funds focused on the Americas pulled in $13.7 billion in the second quarter; followed by those focused on Europe, which attracted $9.0 billion. Emerging markets funds brought in $4.0 billion in Q2 while Asian funds saw outflows of $1.9 billion.
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…
Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it ...