August was a difficult month for hedge funds, although
they still significantly outperformed the major market indices.
The HedgeFund Intelligence Global Composite Index dropped 1.76%
against a 7.05% loss in the MSCI World Index (net).
Emerging Market Equity funds fell 7.24%, making them
the worst global performers of the month. Through August, the
Index is down 8.40% which is its worst performance since 2008,
when it was down 15.25% during the same period.
Event Driven funds fell 4.65% in
August, and are down 3.87% for the year so far. This is the
worst monthly performance for the strategy since September 2008
when Event Driven funds fell 5.85%.
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.
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the most up-to-date performance data.
Median Hedge Fund Returns by region
* total return
|MSCI World Index
|Dow Jones Industrial Average
|MSCI Europe Index
|MSCI Pacific Free Index
|Barclays High Yield Credit Bond Index
|Barclays Aggregate Bond Index
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