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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds now down -1.4% YTD: hedge fund news, week 22

Monday, June 20, 2022

In the week ending June 17th 2022, hedge funds fell for a second consecutive month in May with a return of -0.4%, dragging year-to-date returns further into the red at -1.4%. A steeper than expected rise in US consumer prices in May raised concerns about aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve to quell price pressures that could send the economy into recession.

The Eurekahedge CTA /Managed Futures Hedge Fund Index was down -0.20% in May (+8% YTD), snapping its five-month winning streak. Commodity prices except for oil retreated during May 2022 owing to the concern over an impending global recession driven by the hawkish Federal Reserve and geopolitical uncertainty.

Meanwhile, a study published by the Managed Funds Association indicated that targeted short-selling campaigns could slash up to $140 billion in capital expenditure at the biggest carbon emitters in the S&P 500 Index by pressuring them to clean up their acts.

In performance news, commodities trader Pierre Andurand is heading for a stellar first half, with the biggest of his funds returning 162% so far this year - the advance by the Andurand Commodities Discretionary En......................

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