Activist Hedge Funds Add 3.51% In June

Jul 9 2014 | 10:45am ET

Hedge funds gained 1.14% in June 2014, led by event-driven activist funds which added 3.51% on the month and are up 6.70% for the first half, reports eVestment.

All but one strategy tracked by the data provider ended the month of June in positive territory. The only red ink was generated by market neutral equity funds, down 0.05% on the month (but up 1.64% in H1).

Event-driven funds added 1.78% in June (5.89% YTD); multi-strategy funds added 1.44% (3.05% YTD); long/short equity added 1.24% (3.05% YTD); distressed funds added 1.07% (5.83% YTD);  managed futures 0.95% (1.35% YTD); directional credit 0.65% (4.48% YTD); convertible arbitrage 0.59% (4.12% YTD); macro 0.58% (0.93% YTD); and relative-value credit 0.44% (4.14% YTD).

In regional terms, Russia-focused funds were up 7.71% in June (but down 0.43% YTD); Emerging Europe funds up 5.90% in June (down 0.43% YTD); India funds 4.16% (28.61% YTD); Japan 3.05% (down 1.45% YTD); Brazil 2.81% (2.67% YTD); China 1.46% (down 3.87% YTD); and Africa/Middle East down 2.23% in June (up 4.82% YTD).


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