Hedge funds excelled in December, with most Absolute Return indices up and many exceeding broader market benchmarks. Overall, the HedgeFund Intelligence Global Composite Index gained 1.01%. U.S. equity funds rose 1.35%, beating the 0.91% return of the S&P 500.
Every Americas hedge fund strategy tracked by the database made money for the month. Particularly strong subsets included event driven, credit and Latin American debt and equity. Even commodities funds, which suffered by any metric a hellish 2012, managed to eke out a positive month, returning 0.30%.
Note: These indices were accurate as of Jan 9. 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.
Absolute Return Indices
HedgeFund Intelligence Indices
Median Hedge Fund Returns by region
|MSCI World Index||1.88%||15.83%|
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||0.60%||7.26%|
|MSCI Europe Index||1.38%||15.61%|
|MSCI Pacific Free Index||4.11%||14.42%|
* total return
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