Hedge funds declined 0.67% in May

Mon Jun 11, 2012

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The Global Composite is up 2.58% for the year.


The Hedge Fund Intelligence Global Composite Index fell 0.67% in May. Funds trading the Asian markets suffered the most, with the AsiaHedge Composite Index dropping 2.62%. Despite losses, funds still handily outperformed their equity benchmarks, with the MSCI World Index (net) falling 8.63% for the month.

Managed Futures was the month's best strategy globally, gaining 2.15% after two consecutive negative months, which pushed the strategy's year to date gain to 1.97%. Emerging Market Equity was the worst performing strategy, falling  5.29%, which cut its return to 1% for the year.

Note: These indices were accurate as of June 11. For the most recent performance statistics, please click on the links in the table below to the individual databases. For a complete list of the top performing funds in each strategy, please visit the HedgeFund Intelligence Database.

HedgeFund Intelligence Indices

Median Hedge Fund Returns by region

Region Database
(click for full stats)
May
YTD
Asia AsiaHedge -2.62% 1.32%
Europe EuroHedge -0.38% 2.28%
U.S. AR -0.64% 2.75%
UCITS Absolute UCITS -1.42% 0.83%
Funds of Funds InvestHedge -1.00% 1.27%
Global Composite HedgeFund Intelligence -0.67% 2.58%

Global Benchmarks

Index May YTD
MSCI World Index -8.63% 0.78%
Dow Jones Industrial Average -6.21%
1.44%
S&P 500*
-6.01% 5.15%
NASDAQ Composite -7.19% 8.53%
MSCI Europe Index -6.53% -1.92%
MSCI Pacific Free Index -10.06% -1.32%
Barclays High Yield Credit Bond Index -1.31% 5.05%
* total return

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