Friday, 29 August 2014
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Aug 21 2008 | 12:31pm ET
Hedge funds had a rough July, around the world and north of the border.
Just three of the 13 EDHEC Alternative Indexes were in positive ground last month, while Scotia Capital’s Hedge Fund Performance Index for Canada sank 8.61%.
Battered by the falling commodities markets, the EDHEC CTA Global index fell 3.38%, but remained the second-best performing strategy on the year at 9%.
On the brighter side, short-selling hedge funds—the best-performer on the year at 12.8%—were up 0.7%, merger arbitrage funds were up 0.27% (up 0.9% year-to-date) and fixed-income arbitrage funds were flat.
Only two other strategies have positive returns for the year: equity-market neutral at 1.8% and global macro at 1.1%. On the other side, last year’s best strategy, emerging markets, is this year’s worst, down 8.7%, and convertible arbitrage is down 5%.
Canadian hedge funds are up 1.26% on the year, according to Scotia.
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 ...