Opalesque Industry Update - HFRU's figures show UCITS compliant Hedge funds posted declines, with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index declining -1.06% through mid-December.
HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a decline of -1.43% through mid-December, with positive contributions from European equities offset by declines in exposures to Emerging Markets, with concentration in Brazil and China.
HFRU Event Driven Index posted a decline of -0.26% through mid-December, with mixed performance from European Equity Special Situations and Merger Arbitrage managers, while Emerging Markets exposure and credit strategies detracted from performance.
HFRU Macro Index posted a decline of -1.19% through mid-December, with declines led by Systematic CTA, Commodity – Metals managers and Emerging Markets exposures.
HFRU Relative Value Arbitrage Index posted a decline of -0.56% through mid-December, with gains in Fixed Income, Asset-Backed and Volatility strategies offset by declines in Global Multi-Strategy and Real Estate exposure.