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Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.7% in July (+1.2% YTD)

Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds as measured by the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index (“GGHFI”) posted mixed results among strategies but generally finished the month with gains. The GGHFI advanced 0.67% compared to global equity returns in the S&P 500 Total Return (-2.03%), MSCI World Equity (-1.89%), and FTSE 100 (-2.20%) equity indices. 56% of constituent funds in the GGHFI ended the month with gains.

“Hedge funds turned in an excellent month of relative performance when compared to equity and fixed income benchmarks,” notes Clint Binkley, Senior Vice President. “Results from Long-Short Equity and Directional Trading managers show that funds were prepared for market declines. We continue to expect hedge funds to outperform long only strategies in this volatile market environment.”

Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights

  • Managed Futures and Global Macro funds lead hedge fund strategies, gaining 3.04% and 2.19%, respectively
  • Long-Short Equity managers decline 28 basis points, a fraction of global equity index moves
  • Market Neutral funds fall marginally, declining 0.23%
  • Developed market funds slightly outperform Emerging Market managers; Developed North America remains the winner for the year, up 2.5%

The GGHFI is one of the oldest benchmarks of the hedge fund universe. Final Strategy and Regional index results for July will be available in early September, 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)

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