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Opalesque Roundup: Nearly all hedge fund categories outperformed the S&P 500 in May: hedge fund news, week 22

Monday, June 17, 2019

In the week ending June 14th 2019, a report said that hedge fund returns fell last month after four straight months of positive results to start the year, but managed to outperform the broader U.S. stock market - posting much slimmer losses.

Nearly all hedge fund categories outperformed the S&P 500 in May, said eVestment. Equity strategies had the worst performance among primary markets hedge funds, but still outpaced the S&P by more than 400 basis points, with quantitative directional strategies delivering overall positive returns for clients during the month.

Meanwhile, BarclayHedge, said that global trade disputes and oil price downturns took a toll on hedge funds in May, bringing an end to the industry's four-month run of positive returns. The hedge fund industry was down 1.47%, it said; The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index also slumped 0.63% in May as hedge fund managers struggled to generate returns during the risk-off month; Hedge funds relatively resilient in May thanks to their defensive stance, said Lyxor research report, while EM-focused Global Macro strategies also ......................

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