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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund industry down -5.88% YTD in May: hedge fund news, week 21

Monday, June 13, 2022

In the week ending June 10th 2022, the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge revealed that the hedge fund industry posted a loss of -0.66% in May, though losses narrowed from April's decline of -2.35%. By comparison, the S&P 500 Total Return Index eked out a slim gain of 0.18% in May. For the year-to-date, hedge funds were down -5.88% through May, bettering the S&P 500 Total Return Index which lost -12.76% over the same period.

According to HFR too, hedge funds produced mixed declines in May as volatility across global equity, bonds and commodity markets accelerated, with equities falling into correction territory amidst many investors positioning for the US economy to enter recession as a result of generational inflation. The investable HFRI 500 Fund Weighted Composite Index declined -0.5 percent for the month, with Macro hedge funds paring strong YTD gains while Event Driven strategies led declines, according to data released today by HFR. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index declined -0.6 percent for the month.

Also, the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index declined -0.52% in May......................

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