Hedge Funds Up 2.69% To Open 2013

Feb 14 2013 | 12:54pm ET

Hedge funds advanced 2.69% in January, according to the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index.

“Hedge funds performed well in January, capturing a significant portion of the market upside,” said the Hennessee Group's Lee Hennessee. “Recent performance reflects a shift away from a market driven by macro news flow and towards a market driven by fundamentals. This shift should benefit hedge fund managers.”

Of the 22 Hennessee strategy indices reporting, only one—short-biased—lost ground in a month that saw the Standard & Poor's 500 Index rise by more than 5%. Short-biased funds lost an average of 3.22% on the month.

Asia-Pacific funds did best in January, jumping 5.32%. It was the only strategy, however, to top the S&P. Financial equities funds rose 4.59% on the month, Europe funds 4.44%, international funds 4.21%, macro funds 3.9%, value funds 3.79% and Latin America funds 3.72%.

Emerging markets funds added 2.93%, event-driven funds 1.79%, fixed-income funds 1.6%, convertible arbitrage funds 1.34%, market neutral funds 1.27%, distressed funds 1.21% and merger arbitrage funds 0.64%.


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