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Opalesque Roundup: One-fourth of hedge funds post big performance gains (averaging 20% YTD) : hedge fund news, week 25

Monday, June 22, 2020

In the week ending June 19th 2020, eVestment hedge fund performance data revealed that roughly one-fourth of funds are in the green for the year, with those funds putting up strong average returns of +20.25%. The global hedge fund business posted an average +2.54% return for May- the rebound last month wasn't enough to turn the tide for the industry, which is down -5.36% YTD. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned +2.89% in May, reducing 2020 YTD losses to 2.95% and brought the 12-month return to +1.80% according to that database.

The global hedge fund industry AUM has declined by $204.7 billion as of May 2020 year-to-date. Net outflows for Q1 stood at $85.9 billion, which compares to the $94.7 billion of net outflows in Q4 2018, said Eurekahedge Report.

As financial markets continued their recovery and economies began to reopen from COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, managed futures were able to capture a small profit in May, gaining 0.04% according to the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-......................

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