Thursday, 23 October 2014
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Jun 12 2008 | 2:00am ET
Most hedge fund strategies enjoyed an up May, according to the Dow Jones Hedge Fund Strategy Benchmarks.
Equity long/short funds were far and away the best performers on the month, rising 5.18%, Dow Jones said. The big returns pushed the strategy into the black for the year: It is now the second-best performing strategy of 2008 at 2.11%, behind event-driven funds, which are up 2.86% year-to-date after returning 1.58% last month.
Merger arbitrage funds rose 1.68% in May (up 1.46% YTD).
Three strategies remain in negative territory on the year. Convertible arbitrage remains this year’s laggard, down 5.93% in 208 after rising 0.72% last month. Distressed securities funds are down 3.72% after a 0.6% return in May. Equity market-neutral has the dubious distinction of being the only strategy to lose money last month, falling 0.07%, and is now down 0.54% year-to-date.
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…
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