Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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May 1 2008 | 12:41pm ET
The cruelest month has given hedge funds a little spring in their steps.
Hedge funds recouped some of their first-quarter loss last month, according to preliminary figures from Hedge Fund Research. The average fund returned 1.5% through April 28, after posting a 3% decline in the year’s first three months.
Still, hedge fund returns trailed the broader markets in April, when the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 4.8%. The S&P remains down 5.2% year-to-date.
Long/short equity funds were among the top performers last month, adding 2.8% to erase March’s decline.
Macro funds were among the worst performers, rising just 0.15%, though they remain the best of the eight HFR strategies year-to-date at 9.5%.
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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