Thursday, 2 October 2014
Last updated 6 min ago
Jun 16 2009 | 2:08am ET
Trading Down Under didn’t turn Australian hedge fund returns upside down.
Antipodean hedge funds did narrowly trail their global peers in May, according to the Australian Fund Monitors Index, which rose 3.2% last month, based on preliminary returns. Most global hedge fund indices posted gains closer to or exceeding 5%.
May’s returns, coupled with a 2.6% rise in April, have Aussie hedge funds up 6.6% year-to-date.
Commodity trading advisors did the best of all Australian hedge funds, no surprise given the commodities rally last month. CTAs jumped 9.8%, according to AFM, followed by long-only funds, which rose 4.7%. Equity 130/30 funds did the worst, dropping 0.7%.
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…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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