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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds snap back +4.55% after a hard-hearted 2018: hedge fund news, week 10

Sunday, March 17, 2019

In the week ending March 15th 2019, a report revealed that the first two months of 2019 offered up the hedge funds industry's best returns to start a year since 2012, when average returns were at +5.78% through February of that year.

Hedge funds returned an average of +1.27% in February, according to the just-released eVestment February 2019 hedge fund return data. The positive month brings year-to-date (YTD) performance to +4.55%.

The big winners for the month were China-focused hedge funds, returning an average of +7.17% in February, bringing YTD 2019 returns to +14.17%.

Meanwhile, the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 0.86% in February, supported by the global equity market which continued to rebound over a potential resolution of the US-China trade friction and following a challenging start to the year, and CTA Indices showed signs of improvement with over half of trend constituents in positive territory in February. The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for February 2019 measured 1.24% and hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 0.21% in March.

Further in performance news, Crispin Odey's hedge fund plunged 10% as stock markets rebound, Lansdowne Partners, one of London's longest-established hedge fund managers, suffered a dismal 2018 after a handful of investments failed to perform, while Cadian Capital Management's fund rose 9.8 percent over the first two months of the year after posting a 20 percent gai......................

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