Preqin: Hedge Funds Go 12 for 12 in 2017

Jan 22 2018 | 5:43pm ET

Hedge funds recorded 12 positive performance months in 2017, according to a hedge fund industry report from Preqin.

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund Benchmark generated a gain of 1.15% in December. The positive end to the year marks the first time the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark has recorded a positive return during every month of a calendar year, according to the report.

This consistent performance as well pushed the industry to its highest annual return since 2013, as funds returned 11.41% through the year.

Other key facts about hedge fund performances in 2017 from Preqin’s report:

  • Funds focused on the Asia-Pacific region were the top performers of 2017, with the region delivering its strongest annual performance this decade (18.66%), up from the 2.37% generated in 2016. 
  • Funds of Hedge Funds bounced back from a negative November to record a positive end to 2017, up 6.59% for the year.
  • Liquid alternatives also produced a better full-year performance than they did in 2016, with Alternative Mutual Funds and UCITS up 7.03% and 6.68% respectively. 

Founded in 2003, Preqin is a leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and bespoke data requests. More than 40,000 professionals in 90 nations use the company’s products.


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