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Managed futures and credit hedge funds start off the second half of 2012 with gains

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New monthly performance data from eVestment|HFN shows that while most strategies were up heading into the second half of 2012, managed futures and credit strategies led the pack. Hedge funds reporting July performance show a median return of 0.7% with year-to-date gains of 3.1%. Managed futures were able to take advantage of the strength of the US dollar and the spike in grain prices. Credit strategies posted their best month since January and have produced aggregate returns greater than 2x that of equity strategies in 2012.

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