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Hedge funds outperform in June with 0.64% gains (+1.34% YTD)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Hedge funds traded their way around an overwhelming month in June and were up 0.64% while underlying markets as represented by the MSCI World Index were down 1.38% during the month. In the first half of this year, hedge funds are up 1.34% following four consecutive months of positive returns after a difficult start to the year. In comparison, the MSCI World Index is down by 1.43%, Eurekahedge said.

Almost 56% of the underlying constituent funds for the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index were in the positive for June, with a quarter reporting gains in excess of 2.5% while roughly 15% reported losses exceeding -2.5%.

Eurekahedge said in its monthly report, "While performance has varied across regional exposures and strategic mandates as of 1H 2016, almost 20% of the managers have posted first half returns in excess of 5%, with almost 15% delivering performance-based gains upwards of 7%. Of these funds delivering upwards of 7% on a year-to-date basis, long/short equities and CTA/managed futures strategies constitute a good one-half of the funds, with managers focused on North American equities featuring strongly in this pool."

Similarly, Hedge Fund Research reported that hedge funds successfully survived June almost unscathed as the global financ......................

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