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eVestment: 80% of hedge funds in the black YTD 2017, aiming for strongest year since 2013

Friday, November 10, 2017

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Following tough years in 2015 and 2016, the hedge fund industry is on pace to see its best aggregate performance since 2013, according to the just-released October 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report.

Eighty percent of the industry is positive in 2017, with average gains from those funds in the black nearing 12%. In October, the hedge fund industry returned an average of +1.22%, bringing year-to-date (YTD) returns to +7.18%.

Managed futures funds delivered an October surprise with one of their best months in recent memory. The cohort returned 3.67% in October, enough to move YTD returns back into the black as well. Large macro......................

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