Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 0.88% in July. A new monthly commentary offers insight into hedge fund performance through the month of July. Some key findings from the report include:
Hedge funds, as measured by the Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished July up 0.88%, with 2 out of 10 strategies in positive territory;
In total, the industry saw estimated outflows of approximately $0.5 billion in July, bringing overall assets under management for the industry to approximately $1.9 trillion;
The sectors with the largest asset inflows on a percentage basis were Dedicated Short Bias and Multi-Strategy, with inflows in July equal to 0.62% and 0.57%, of the June 2013 levels, respectively;
Event Driven funds generally sustained positive performance in July amid improved technical conditions and positive investor sentiment; and,
Long/Short Equity funds posted overall positive returns in July as global markets were generally strong.