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Preqin: Hedge funds return nearly 1% in August

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds generated gains of 0.97% in August 2017, extending their streak to 10 consecutive months of positive returns. This has helped the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark post returns of 7.03% in 2017 so far, and 9.79% over the past 12 months.

All leading strategies produced positive returns for August. Equity and macro strategies funds both generated monthly performance of 1.07% , the highest returns of all leading hedge fund strategies.

Emerging markets funds were once again the highest performing geographic region, returning 2.47% , which has brought 2017 YTD gains to 12.26% . This has been closely followed by Asia-Pacific-focused funds, which have generated 10.47% over the same period.

CTAs continued their recent positive run in August, returning 1.27% for the month. CTAs with a predominantly systematic trading methodology helped boost returns, as volatility in energy prices due to Hurricane Harvey in North America provided opportunity for returns... Full report and performance table:

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