Hedge funds gain 0.17% in March

By Lawrence Delevingne

Fri Apr 8, 2011

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Hedge funds produced relatively flat aggregate gains in March, but outperformed global indices. The HedgeFund Intelligence Global Composite Index, which tracks nearly 4,000 single-manager hedge funds, produced an estimated median gain of 0.17% in March against a 0.99% loss in the MSCI World Index (net).

Americas, Europe, Asia


Funds in the Americas rose 0.27% in March, against a 0.10% loss for the S&P 500 Index. European funds fell 0.01% against a 0.83% loss for the MSCI Europe Index (net). Asian funds gained 0.66% against a 4.96% loss for the MSCI Pacific Free Index (net).

Emerging Market Equity hedge funds were the best performers globally, gaining 1.41% in March. In contrast to last month, when they were the top global performers, Managed Futures hedge funds struggled in March, dropping 1.28%.

The performance figures cited above and below represent the median returns for the HFI Indices. These are *early estimates* that were accurate as of 4pm GMT / 11am EST today. For the latest performance figures, or to see the average (mean) returns for these indices, please visit the landing pages for each index (linked below):


Global Composite
0.17%

Americas (AR Magazine Indices) Composite
0.27%

Asia (AsiaHedge Indices) Composite
0.66%

Europe (EuroHedge Indices) Composite
-0.01%

Funds of funds (InvestHedge Indices) Composite
-0.31

UCITS (Absolute UCITS Indices) Composite
0.19%