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Hedge funds return 1.1pct in March, up 3.8pct in Q1 - eVestment

Posted on 09 April 2013

Hedge funds were again positive in March, and +3.8% in Q1, with nearly 80% of the industry in positive territory for the year. March performance was representative of the trends throughout the first quarter, namely equities exposure led, credit and volatility strategies were positive, but below their 2012 pace, and FX and commodity funds were a drag on the industry’s returns, according to new data from eVestment.
Areas producing the best returns in March and Q1 were directional equity strategies, particularly funds targeting Japan and the country’s loose monetary policy fueled equity market rise. They are off to their best start on record. Emerging markets had a difficult month in March and have fallen after their strong start to 2013. India focused funds have given back over half of 2012’s gains………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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