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Hedge funds post positive returns in April, highlighting the strong industry-wide performance

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Hedge funds continued to make substantial gains in April, said a latest report from Preqin.

Preqin's All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned +1.67%, beating March's +0.62% return. This pushes the YTD figure to +6.98% and the 12-month return to +2.82%.

All fund structures had their fourth consecutive month of positive returns, highlighting strong industry-wide performance.

Although equity strategies (+1.97%) came second to event driven strategies (+2.00%) among all top-level strategies tracked by Preqin, they are in the lead with the highest YTD figure (9.29%).

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