Tuesday, 2 September 2014
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Feb 13 2009 | 3:46am ET
There’s not much to report about the Dow Jones Hedge Fund Strategy Benchmarks these days, with half of them suspended. But the indices that are left offered broadly good tidings in January.
Two of the three remaining Dow Jones benchmarks were in positive ground last month. Merger arbitrage rose 1.62%, while event-driven added 1.23%. Distressed securities was not so lucky; it shed 3.66%.
In December, Dow Jones stopped calculating its equity-market neutral and equity long/short benchmarks due to “temporary risk mitigation measures” taken by their underlying managers. Then, last month, the firm put its convertible arbitrage benchmark on ice, as it seeks to cut the number of convertible arb. managers in its platform.
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 ...