Monday, 20 October 2014
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Feb 15 2008 | 1:04pm ET
Hedge funds may have weathered last month’s market turbulence better than most, but most still suffered in the first month of the New Year.
Overall, the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index shed 1.48% last month. Last year’s darling, emerging markets, took it on the chin, though long/short equity was by far the most down in the dumps in January. The former fell 2.67%, while the latter was down 4.05%.
Event-driven funds were also awash in red, dropping 2.44%. Particularly hard-hit were event-driven multi-strategy funds, which lost 2.94% on the month.
Multi-strategy and convertible arbitrage funds were also losers, dropping 1.81% and 0.53%, respectively.
But, as Credit Suisse Index Co. President Oliver Schupp notes, there is a silver lining. “Despite this turbulent market environment, five out of ten hedge fund sectors ended January on a positive note.”
Unsurprisingly, none was more positive than dedicated short-bias, which added 5.68%. Global macro and managed futures funds also enjoyed big gains, rising 4.44% and 4.13%, respectively. Equity-market neutral and fixed-income arbitrage returned 0.69% and 0.28%, respectively.
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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