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Hedge funds post best performance since January 2012

Friday, March 07, 2014

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Hedge fund performance was strongly positive in February with average returns the highest since January 2012 according to the latest data from eVestment. The industry's diversity in January, and ability to capitalize on directional moves in February, has aggregate returns outpacing the S&P by nearly 100 basis points in 2014.

Activist strategies are again at the top of hedge fund industry performance in 2014, following a good showing in a declining market in January with the best of any primary strategies in February. Distressed funds posted their best returns in more than two years, and the broad event driven cate......................

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