March was broadly positive for hedge funds, with the HedgeFund Intelligence Global Composite up 0.92%. Americas hedge funds gained 1.15%, driven by gains from U.S. equity (1.77%) and event-driven (2.10%) strategies.
Most equity funds in the U.S. significantly trailed stock indices, with the S&P 500 up 3.75%. Based on early reporting, about 17% of the equity funds in the database beat the S&P 500 in March, and about 19% are beating the index for the year.
Note: These indices were accurate as of Apr 8, and are subject to change. 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
* total return
|MSCI World Index||2.34%||7.73%|
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||3.73%||11.25%|
|MSCI Europe Index||0.88%||6.96%|
|MSCI Pacific Free Index||2.66%||9.74%|
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