Hedge funds gain 0.48% in July - HFI

By Josh Friedlander

Fri Aug 5, 2011

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July was a broadly positive month for hedge funds, with the Global Composite Index rising 0.48%.

•  Equity  funds fell  0.29% in July, making them the worst global performers of the month. July was the third consecutive down month for equity funds, their longest sustained decline since 2008, when they fell from June through November.

•  Macro funds were the best performers globally, returning 2.19% for the month, the best performance for this strategy since October 2007 when macro funds rose 2.35%.

Our indices are updated daily as new funds report to the HedgeFund Intelligence databases, which contain performance information for nearly 8,000 funds (and 2,700 firms) globally. Please view the individual indices (using the links below) for the most up-to-date performance data.

HedgeFund Intelligence Indices

Median Hedge Fund Returns by region

Region Database
(click for full stats)
July YTD
Asia AsiaHedge 0.98% 0.91%
Europe EuroHedge 0.30% 0.53%
U.S. AR 0.50% 2.56%
UCITS Absolute UCITS -0.62% -0.74%
Funds of Funds InvestHedge -1.04% -1.20%
Global Composite HedgeFund Intelligence 0.48% 1.45%

Global Benchmarks

Index July YTD
MSCI World Index -1.81% 3.38%
Dow Jones Industrial Average -2.18% 4.89%
S&P 500*
-2.03% 3.87%
NASDAQ Composite -0.62% 3.90%
MSCI Europe Index -4.49% -2.23%
MSCI Pacific Free Index 2.00% -0.06%
Barclays High Yield Credit Bond Index 1.16% 6.20%
Barclays Aggregate Bond Index 1.59% 4.37%
* total return

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