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Commodity, equity hedge funds post strong returns in February

Monday, March 10, 2014

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Commodity and equity hedge funds lead strong performances in February as the commodity, equity and fixed income markets recovered from January’s volatility despite continued turbulence in emerging markets, said data provider Hedge Fund Research.

In its monthly report, HFR said the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained 2.1% in February, the best monthly gain in over a year, benefitting from significant and broad-based contributions across a diverse range of strategies. The HFRI Fund of Funds Index gained 1.8% for the month, also the strongest gain since January 2013.

"The sharp reversal of investor risk tolerance from the January bottom contributed to strong performance gains in February across a broad range of strategies which categorically exhibit high levels of volatility, including commodities, emerging markets, energy, technology and distressed bonds," stated Kenneth J. Heinz, President of HFR.

He added, "In contrast to th......................

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