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Hedge fund returns increase 3.3% in Q1 - still underperforming S&P

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The latest data from lead hedge fund analyst Mary Ann Bartels at Bank of America Merrill Lynch shows that while hedge funds had a positive return in the first quarter of 3.26%, they are still lagging the S&P 500 which was up 10.03%. Month-to-date returns highlight the depth of the lag - the investable hedge fund composite index was up 0.64% month-to-date as of March 26, compared to a price return of 3.24% for the S&P 500 index.

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