Barclays: Hedge Funds Decline In June

Jul 16 2008 | 10:23am ET

Hedge funds declined by 1.33% in June and are now down by 2.09% year to date, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index.

Twelve of Barclay's 18 strategy indices lost ground in June, highlighted by the Emerging Markets Index’s drop of 4.15%. Equity long-bias and Pacific Rim equities were also down 3.39% and 2.98%, respectively.

Year-to-date, emerging markets and Pacific Rim equities were also the worst performing strategies, dropping 9.39% and 5.86%, respectively.  The Barclay Fund of Funds Index dropped 0.69% in June and is down by 2.51 on the year.
But it wasn’t all bad news for hedge fund traders: The Barclay Equity Short Bias Index gained 11.83% last month and is up 18.76% year-to-date. The Barclay Equity Market Neutral Index and the Healthcare & Biotechnology Index also rose 2.86% and 1.91%, respectively.

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