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
* total return
|Index ||May||YTD |
|MSCI World Index ||-8.63%||0.78%|
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||-6.21%||1.44%|
|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%|
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