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Opalesque Roundup: More hedge funds with market beating returns in 2018 become known: hedge fund news, week 14

Monday, April 15, 2019

In the week ending April 12th 2019, Further in performance news, Chase Coleman's firm's long-short fund, Tiger Global Investments, posted a 13.6 percent net gain last year. Renaissance Technologies' various funds returned between 8.5% and 10.3%, giving Renaissance founder Jim Simons an enormous $1.6 billion payday in 2018. Meanwhile in Q1 2019, Darsana Capital Partners posted a 20 percent gain, easily beating the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index's 13.6 percent gain.

Hedge funds gained an average of +0.87% in March, the third consecutive month of positive returns according to March eVestment hedge fund performance data bringing Q1 2019 gains to +5.40%, the industry's best aggregate returns since the start of 2012. Meanwhile, Hedge Fund Research performance data showed that Asia ex-Japan hedge funds posted strong gains for both March and in the first quarter and Asia ex-Japan Index added +4.3% in March and +12.0% for Q1 2019 while the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.00% in March, supported by strength in global equity and bond markets as central banks shy away from tight monetary policies.

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