Hedge funds gain 1.55% in February

Fri Mar 9, 2012

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The industry is now on a two-month winning streak.


The HedgeFund Intelligence Global Composite Index rose 1.55% in February (3.21% YTD). Once again, equity markets outperformed hedge funds, with the MSCI World Index (net) rising 4.88% for the month (10.15% YTD).

Emerging market equity funds were the best performers globally with a gain of 3.65%.

HedgeFund Intelligence Indices

Median Hedge Fund Returns by region

Region Database
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February
YTD
Asia AsiaHedge 2.76% 4.56%
Europe EuroHedge 1.28% 2.69%
U.S. AR 1.49% 3.26%
UCITS Absolute UCITS 1.29% 2.74%
Funds of Funds InvestHedge 1.15% 2.44%
Global Composite HedgeFund Intelligence 1.55% 3.21%

Global Benchmarks

Index February YTD
MSCI World Index 4.88% 10.15%
Dow Jones Industrial Average 2.53%
6.01%
S&P 500*
4.32% 9.00%
NASDAQ Composite 5.44% 13.89%
MSCI Europe Index 4.30% 7.88%
MSCI Pacific Free Index 4.81% 11.58%
Barclays Aggregate Bond Index -0.02% 0.86%
* total return

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