Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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Aug 14 2009 | 11:34am ET
With the world’s stock markets rallying, it’s no surprise that long-only hedge funds were the strongest performer in July.
Lipper Global reports that long-only funds rose 4.75% last month, bringing their year-to-date gains to 14.34%. Such robust performance for the strategy might be expected, given that the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index soared more than 7% on the month. But, unlike just about every other set of hedge fund indices, Lipper’s numbers show that short-bias funds bucked the market rally to post positive performance in July.
In fact, short funds, which rose 0.4% in July, according to Lipper, weren’t even the worst-performing strategy of the month. That dubious distinction belongs to event-driven funds, which added 0.19%.
Options arbitrage funds rose 0.88% last month. Long/short equity funds and multi-strategy funds both returned 0.81% in July.
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…