Strategy focus: Strong rally sideswipes long/short funds

Fri May 1, 2009






As equity markets rallied strongly in March, most long/short equity funds missed out on the gains, as they were positioned with low net exposures. As a result, equity underperformed many hedge fund strategies in March. The Absolute Return U.S. Equity Index posted a 1.27% gain to finish the first quarter at 0.30%. The Absolute Return Global Equity Index rose 1.63%, for a year-to-date total...

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