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Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains 2.00% in February; Up +1.59% YTD

Monday, March 17, 2014
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 2.00% in February, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 1.59% year to date.

“Improving investor sentiment fueled by robust M&A activity and strong corporate earnings helped most global equity markets rebound in February, with the exception of China, Japan, and Russia,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

For the second straight month, the Barclay Healthcare & Biotechnology Index led the way with a 5.01% gain, and is up 11.19% after two months of trading in 2014.

“Year to date, the healthcare equity sector of the MSCI World Index is its top performing sector with a gain of 7.3 percent,” says Waksman.

The Technology Index was up 3.24% in February, the Event Driven Index was up 2.91%, Equity Long Bias gained 2.91%, Distressed Securities were up 3.04%, and European Equities added 2.59%.

The Equity Short Bias Index was hit hard in February, losing 3.87% for the month. The Global Macro Index was down 0.30%.

The Barclay Fund of Funds Index gained 1.66% in February, and now has a positive return of 1.40% for the year.

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