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Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gains 1.69% in April, led by managed futures

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds, as measured by the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index (“GGHFI”), gained across all major strategies in April. The GGHFI gained 1.69% compared to global equity returns in the S&P 500 Total Return +2.96%, MSCI World Equity +4.02%, and FTSE 100 +2.73% equity indices. 78% of constituent funds in the GGHFI ended the month with gains.

“Hedge funds continued to move higher in April driven by strength in equities and commodities,” notes Clint Binkley, Senior Vice President. “Nearly all hedge fund strategies are at new highs for the year and continue to be successful in a market dominated by headline risk and uncertainty.”

Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights

  • Managed Futures funds gain 3.66% on strength in commodities
  • Long-Short Equity managers advance over 1%, led by Growth funds
  • Arbitrage Strategies lag other major sectors; still gain 29 bps
  • Event-Driven and Long-Short Equity funds lead hedge funds on year-to-date basis
  • Developed Market funds outpace Emerging Market managers by 60 bps due to strength in North American markets

The GGHFI is one of the oldest benchmarks of the hedge fund universe. Final Strategy and Regional index results for April will be available in early June, once additional funds have submitted returns. Past performance and indices construction rules for all Greenwich Hedge Fund Indices may be viewed at www.greenwichai.com.

(press release) About Greenwich Alternative Investments

Greenwich Alternative Investments, LLC (and its affiliates) is a leading alternative investment firm providing hedge fund indices, industry research, and index-linked products and services to institutional investors worldwide...Full performance table: Source
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