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Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gains 0.79% so far in April (4.4% YTD)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge funds were up +0.79% in April 2013 posting their fourth straight month of growth in April. Distressed Securities managers led all strategies, adding +2.98% during the month. Regionally, managers focusing on Asia’s developed markets also had a strong month, up +3.39%. Equity markets, as measured by the S&P 500 TR and MSCI World Price Index, increased by +1.93% and +2.90% respectively. 66% of reporting funds reported positive performance for the month.

Global Index Strategy Highlights

• Distressed Securities is now the top strategy performer for 2013. April saw strong growth of nearly +3% on average during the month, increasing the strategy’s YTD performance to +7.99%. Macro and Event-Driven managers also saw strong performance in April adding +1.73% and +1.51% respectively.
• Long-Short Equity managers reported more tepid growth in April (+0.37%), as many managers seemed to be surprised at the extent of the rally in equities. The Value sub-strategy continues to be the best performer in the group, up +0.71% in April and +6.85% YTD. It is also the second best performing hedge fund strategy YTD behind Distressed Securities.
• April saw a return of 3.39% on average for hedge funds investing in Asia - Developed Markets, making this the strongest regional performer YTD (+11.78%). Continued Bank of Japan policy in April led the Nikkei 225 to a rise of +11.8% for the month.

Performance table

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