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Third quarter could prove decisive for the hedge fund industry

Friday, September 27, 2013

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Amy Bensted
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

According to Preqin, an intelligence firm focused on the alternative asset industry, "the third quarter of this year could prove to be a decisive one for the hedge fund industry."

The 2013 Preqin Investor Network Global Alternative Report is a 105 page report exclusively aimed at institutional investors, which gives a complete review of the alternative assets industry. Preqin Ltd. supplied Opalesque with some updates on the report’s May numbers.

According to Preqin’s breakdown (Fig.1), the most launched strategy in 2013 so far is Long/Short. This is followed by Macro and Event Driven.

Managers have bet the right way in opting for the long/short strategy as such funds have been doing well so far this year, even though they were down a bit in August. The Credit Suisse Long/Short Equity Index was down 1.11% then but up 7.89% YTD. The Event Driven main index was among the best performing, down 0.04% in August and up 8.60% YTD. And the Global Macro index was down 0.92% that month and up 0.66% YTD. According to data provider ......................

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