Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights
The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gained +1.15% in July based on preliminary estimates. Hedge funds benefited from the global equity market rally as measured by the S&P 500 (+5.09%), MSCI World Equity Index (+5.19%) and FTSE 100 (+6.05%)
Long-Short Equity led the way this month, up +2.10% on average. The gain brings the year-to-date total for Long-Short Equity strategies to +7.08%. Long-Short Equity is now a leading strategy for 2013, second only to Event-Driven strategies (+7.21% YTD).
All but two primary strategies are reporting positive returns on average for the month of July. Futures managers continued to struggle, losing -0.26% in July to bring them to a return of -2.13% for 2013, the only strategy now down year to date. Long-Short Credit strategies also reported an average loss during the month of -0.48%.