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 losses. The GGHFI declined 3.08% compared to global equity returns in the S&P 500 Total Return (-7.03%), MSCI World Equity (-8.85%), and FTSE 100 (-4.93%) equity indices. 30% of constituent funds in the GGHFI ended the month with gains.
Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights
Global Macro and Managed Futures funds lead hedge fund strategies, returning +0.22% and -0.17%, respectively
Long-Short Equity managers had similar declines as S&P 500, falling 6.26% on average
Market Neutral funds post mixed results, decline nearly 2% on average
Emerging Market funds fall more than Developed Market managers; U.S./Canada funds still the relative winners for the year with an average loss of 4.18%...Full performance table: Source