Thursday, 25 December 2014
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May 20 2008 | 12:47pm ET
Hedge funds bounced back in April, rising 2.28%, according to new figures from BarclayHedge.
Sixteen of the firm’s 18 indices were in positive ground last month, led by strategies buoyed by April’s equity market rally. Technology funds returned 6.41% after losing 5.58% in the first quarter. Emerging markets funds also rallied after a tough first three months and returned 3.87% in April, with Pacific Rim equities funds adding 3.75%.
“Global equity markets enjoyed a broad-based rally in April, raising stock prices in both developed and emerging markets,” Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge president, said. “Stock markets in Brazil, China and India saw double-digit increases for the month.”
Other strong performances were turned in by fixed-income arbitrage funds, which rose 3% on average, and distressed securities funds, which added 1.99% after five straight losing months.
The BarclayHedge Fund of Funds Index returned 1.16% last month.
Dec 1 2014 | 10:21am ET
As 2014 winds down, Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services executives took some time to share their outlook on trends facing the industry in 2015. Read more…
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