Thursday, 24 July 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%.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…