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March is ninth positive month for hedge funds say Eurekahedge

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.20% in March, with the year-to-date return at 1.33%. This makes March the ninth consecutive positive month for the hedge fund industry, as managers navigated successfully through turbulent market conditions. The MSCI World Index was down 1.53%2 during the month.

Below are the highlights for March:

  • Strong launch activity was witnessed in the first quarter of 2011, with more than 150 funds launched globally.
  • Japanese hedge funds outperformed Nikkei 225 by 7.32% in March 2011.
  • Hedge funds with exposure to fixed income assets outperformed in the first quarter of 2011, with distressed debt managers up nearly 4% March YTD.

Full press release and performance tables: Source

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