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Hedge funds outperform equity markets led by commodities, credit - eVestment

Monday, September 09, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Hedge funds were down in August, but outperformed most global equity markets as long/short equity strategies posted their largest outperformance of the S&P 500 total return since October 2010 when the index fell over 4%. On an annualized basis the industry is on pace to return 7.5% in 2013, according to the latest hedge fund performance data from eVestment.

In terms of strategies, credit strategies appear be increasingly adjusting their exposure to account for rising rates prior to or during August. The group followed large losses in June with its second consecutive positive month. Long/......................

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