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Opalesque Roundup: Global hedge funds pare back losses to 4.1% YTD: hedge fund news, week 35

Monday, September 26, 2022

In the week ending September 23rd 2022, a report revealed that the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 0.04% in August, a second consecutive month of positive returns following a 1.5% gain in July, even as the broader markets continued to plummet. Following back-to-back monthly gains, global hedge funds have pared back losses to 4.1% YTD. By comparison, the S&P 500 is down 17.0%. Distressed debt (1.7%) was the top-performing strategy in August, marking the highest monthly return since May 2021.

Meanwhile, equities became one of the worst hedge fund strategies in August after being one of the strongest in the overall returns in July. Equities was one of only two strategies in the red last month at -0.8% - with multi-strategy being the only worse strategy at -1.4% for August. Given that the August performance was so mixed, it should be no surprise to see that only 56.5% of hedge funds administered by Citco generated positive returns, compared to 69.9% in July.

In new launches, the D. E. Shaw Group is raising money for a new fund - the hedge fund giant disclosed in a regulatory filing that it's in the process of launching the D. E. Shaw Diopter Fund; Arquant Capital, an independent French asset management company ......................

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