Friday, 25 July 2014
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Oct 5 2006 | 2:53pm ET
The MSCI Hedge Invest Index posted its third-straight positive month in September, though returns for the month were less than half that of August. After an ugly May and June, when the index dropped 1.08% and 1.27%, respectively, the fund posted positive returns of 0.22% in July, 0.43% in August and 0.18% last month, pushing the year-to-date return to 3.29%. Still, on the year it badly lags the Standard & Poor’s 500, which has returned better than 7%.
In spite of the overall positive return, only three of MSCI’s eight strategy indices were in the black in September, led by long-bias, which was up 1.06%. Event-driven (0.68%) and convertible arbitrage (0.6%) also finished in the black. Equity non-directional and discretionary trading led the losers, with those strategies down 0.8% and 0.78%, respectively.
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…