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Greenwich: Poor performance drives hedge funds down -2.49% in January

Monday, February 22, 2016

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Poor performance in long/short equity and event driven strategies resulted in the decline of hedge funds last month, with the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ending January down -2.49%.

In its latest report, Greenwich Alternative Investments said that global equity markets declined with the MSCI World index down -6.05%. Bond markets as measured by the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index were up +1.38% during the same period.

Global index strategy highlights

  • Long/short equity managers were the worst performing major group down -5.14%.
  • Event driven managers also performed poorly down -1.92%.
  • Despite positive credit markets, long/short credit funds were down -1.27%.
  • Managers of futures and short-biased equity strategies were the only strategies positive in January.

BarclayHedge says hedge funds suffer worst start since 2008

Earlier, BarclayHedge said that hedge funds entered 2016 on a bad start not seen since the global financial crisis. The Barclay Hedge Fund Index declined 2.83% in January, the worst start in eight years since the index dropped 3.26% in Janua......................

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