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BofAML: Hedge Funds Buy S&P 500 at Fastest Pace in Three Months

May 26 2015 | 1:44pm ET

Hedge funds bought the S&P 500 at the strongest pace in three months and have moved to a net long stance, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hedge Fund Monitor for the week ending May 20.

The diversified hedge fund index tracked by BofAML is up 0.52% for the period, again underperforming the 1.3% gained by S&P 500 on a price returns basis. Macro funds topped the performance tables, up 1.02%, while Equity Market Neutral funds were down 0.16%. 

 

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Lyxor: Hedge Funds Rebound as Volatility Lessens

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Hedge funds have recovered some ground since a stumble during the first week of May, according to Lyxor Asset Management’s most recent weekly briefing.

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Carlyle Raises €565M For Third European Technology Buyout Fund

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May 27 2015 | 9:09am ET

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European Finance Shifting as Funds Become Banks In All But Name

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The Benefits Of Private Debt Investing

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