Saturday, 30 August 2014
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May 9 2008 | 12:36pm ET
Hedge funds stormed back in April, returning almost 2% on average, according to HedgeFund.net.
The resurgence, which lifted every region and strategy tracked by HFN, was powered by the energy sector, which had its best month in the past 27. The HFN Energy Sector Average soared 5.7% last month, bringing it into the black year-to-date at 0.23%.
Overall, hedge funds added 1.96% in April, leaving it down 0.85% on the year. Emerging markets funds rose 3.23% (down 2.67% year-to-date), long/short equity funds 3.16% (down 2.57% YTD) and macro funds 2.32% (up 2.81% YTD). Among HFN’s regional averages, Asia took the top spot with a 3.38% return, although it remains down 5.42% in 2008.
Despite the strong month, all but three of HFN’s strategy indices remain in the red. In addition to energy sector and macro funds, CTA/managed futures funds are up 8.42% this year—better than twice the return of its nearest competitor—after a 0.24% April return.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...