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Hedge funds made strong gains in April, macro funds up over 5% YTD on average

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Following substantial losses in March, hedge funds made strong gains in April as global equity markets rebounded.

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned +6.42%, compared with -9.20% the previous month. This bumped the 2020 YTD figure up to -4.99% and the 12-month return to -1.21%.

Event-driven strategies were the best performing top-level strategy in April, returning +8.11% and pushing their 2020 YTD and 12-month returns to -9.41% and -7.73% respectively.

Equity strategies followed closely (+7.71%), but credit strategies returned only +2.34%.

Macro strategies ......................

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