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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds fail to turn February's net inflows into a two-month trend, but AUM bounces back in April: hedge fund news, week 18

Sunday, May 19, 2019

In the week ending May 17th 2019, a report by BarclayHedge said that hedge funds extended their run of positive returns to four straight months in April following a five-month string of aggregate declines closing out 2018, and returning 1.21% for the month. That compared with the S&P 500 Total Return Index rising 2.85% in April. For the-year-to date through the end of April hedge funds returned 6.86% while the S&P was up 19.32%. EVestment said hedge funds gained an average of +1.26% in April.

In the meantime, HFRI said that with all round gains across all main strategies led by Event-Driven and Macro in April, Hedge funds extended gains from the strongest 1Q since 2006.

Managed futures posted another positive month in April with a 0.85% return according to the Barclay CTA Index; The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index returned 0.98 per cent in April, outperforming the 0.66 per cent monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index, and the gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for April 2019 measured 0.90%.

Meanwhile, Hedge funds proved unable to turn February's net inflows into a two-month trend, as March saw ......................

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