The HedgeFund Intelligence Composite gained 0.13% in April,
marking a lackluster month of performance for hedge funds.
Major market indices posted small gains for the month, with the
MSCI World Index up 1.02% and the S&P 500 up 0.74%, though
it was a rocky period for markets.
U.S. hedge funds notched minimal gains, with the Absolute
Return Composite Index up 0.25%. The index is up 2.22% for the
Credit funds are now closing in on a full year with no down
months. The last time the Absolute Return Credit Index was down
was in June 2013 when it fell 1.26%. In April, credit funds
climbed 0.90% and are up 4.03% for the year.
The Absolute Return Macro Index dropped 0.68% in April, its
second down month this year. The strategy hasn't suffered
consecutive losses since last summer, and a difficult March and
April have pushed the index to a loss of 1.12% in 2014.
Note: These indices were accurate as of May 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.
Median hedge fund returns by region
Absolute Return Indices
(Americas hedge funds)
* total return
|MSCI World Index
|Dow Jones Industrial Average
|MSCI Europe Index
|MSCI Pacific Free Index
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