Equity Hedge, Relative Value Pace Hedge Fund Surge In April

May 7 2008 | 2:00am ET

Most investable hedge funds posted gains last month, according to new figures from Hedge Fund Research.

Overall, investable funds returned 1.2% in April, cutting their year-to-date loss to 1.62%. Equity hedge and relative value arbitrage funds led the way, with the former rising 2.4% to halve its year-to-date decline (now 2.5%) and the latter gaining 1.55%, though it remains down 6.6% on the year.

Event-driven funds added 1.16% in April (down 2.13% YTD), while equity-market neutral funds returned 1.03% (up 1.06% YTD) and merger arbitrage funds rose 0.97% (up 1.21% YTD).

In the red column were distressed securities (down 0.88% in April and 3.16% YTD), convertible arbitrage (down 0.83% in April and 6.72% YTD) and macro (down 0.65% in April but up 8.58% on the year, the best of any strategy).


In Depth

GSAM's Papagiannis: Liquid Alternatives For The Long Run

Apr 21 2017 | 8:44pm ET

Interest in liquid alternatives cooled a bit last year amid a broad shift in investor...

Lifestyle

Aston Martin Returns To Debt Market As DB11 Drives Turnaround

Mar 31 2017 | 5:21pm ET

James Bond’s preferred carmaker is returning to the public debt markets for the...

Guest Contributor

Debunking Conventional Investment Wisdom (Part II)

Apr 17 2017 | 5:56pm ET

The alternative investment industry is currently replete with buzzwords around data...

 

From the current issue of