Bailey McCann, Opalesque, New York: New data from eVestment/HFN shows that despite broad based uncertainty throughout the first half of the year and the early part of June, hedge funds were able to end the quarter on a positive note. Hedge funds also outperformed the S&P500 TR for the quarter. The report shows that developed equities outperformed most other asset classes while emerging markets performance continues to be mixed.
Regression estimates put the industry
+1.46% in June, -0.85% in Q2 (vs. -2.75% for the S&P)
and +3.78% for the first half of 201......................