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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund managers record strongest return since 2009, up 4.50% in November: hedge fund news, week 51

Monday, December 21, 2020

In the week ending December 18th 2020, a report from Eurekahedge revealed that hedge fund managers recorded their strongest return since 2009 and were up 4.50% in November, supported by the strong performance of the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which generated an 11.63% return throughout the month. Assets under management for the global hedge funds industry have rebounded increasing by US$128.0 billion over the past eight months since March 2020, said Eurekahedge. This has come from performance-driven gains of US$139.8 billion and net investor outflows of US$11.8 billion. This marks a sharp recovery following a US$264.1 billion asset decline in Q1 2020.

Also the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark posted a very strong November. Market optimism due to successful vaccine trials fueled gains of 7.45%, pushing the 2020 YTD return to +13.27% and the 12-month return to +15.19%. By comparison, the S&P 500 gained 10.75% on the month to stand at +12.10% YTD.

The Barclay Hedge Fund returned 5.54% while managed futures funds broke a two-month slump in November, ......................

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