Hedge funds ended a two-month losing streak,
profiting from the January market surge. The Hedge Fund
Global Composite Index rose 1.27%. The equity market rally
handily exceeded hedge fund returns, however, with the MSCI
World Index (net) rising 5.02% for the month.
Event-driven funds were the best performers globally with a
gain of 3.54% in January. This is the strategy’s
best performing month in the history of the HedgeFund
Intelligence database, which began collecting data in 1998 (the
second best month was November 2004, when the Event Driven
Index rose 3.25%).
Equity funds rose 2.37% in January, their best start to the
year since 2006 when they were up 3.11%.
Despite a positive return,
emerging market debt funds fell into last place globally,
with an almost flat return of 0.30% in January.
In the U.S., all strategies were positive except
commodities funds, which fell 1.28%.
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
About HedgeFund Intelligence
Intelligence is the largest provider of hedge fund news and
data in the world, offering a range of products to the global
hedge fund industry, its investors and related companies.
Our publications include AsiaHedge,
AR and Absolute
UCITS, which together provide comprehensive global coverage
of hedge funds and their investors. Our
databases list information on nearly 15,000 hedge funds and
funds of funds worldwide, allowing subscribers to search and
sort by performance, size, investment terms, vendors employed
and many other criteria. Using the performance reported by
funds in our databases, HFI produces free hedge fund
indices that are the industry's most accurate benchmarks.
Our frequent special
reports include in-depth analyses of various regions and
conferences are renowned for the quality of the speakers
and programming, and our objectively-determined
annual awards are regarded as the most prestigious and
accurate recognition of risk-adjusted performance.
For more information about HedgeFund Intelligence or any of
its data, indices, newsletters & magazines, special reports
or events, please contact Neil Wilson via email (email@example.com)
or at +44 (0) 20 7779 7359.
Click the headlines to load the full stories. Subscription
or trial access is required unless otherwise noted.is the
largest provider of hedge fund news and data in the world,
offering a range of products to the global hedge fund industry,
its investors and related companies.