Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Sep 10 2009 | 10:51am ET
Most hedge fund strategies posted gains in August, although did less well than might be expected, according to Dow Jones Hedge Fund Indexes.
Event-driven funds led the way, according to the Dow Jones Hedge Fund Strategy Benchmarks, rising 1.7% (up 9.51% year-to-date), followed by merger arbitrage (0.96% in August, 5.72% YTD) and equity long/short (0.86%, 3.2% YTD). Only equity market-neutral funds lost ground, dropping 0.59% (down 3.69% YTD).
“Considering the high volatility the market has faced in the past eight months, hedge fund showed only small positive returns for the month,” Dow Jones said.
Both Dow Jones’ convertible arbitrage and distressed securities benchmarks remained suspended.
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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