The HedgeFund Intelligence Composite Index gained 1.13% in
May, marking a stronger month for hedge funds following muted
performance in March and April. Major market indices posted
weightier gains, with the MSCI World Index up 1.97% and the
S&P 500 up 2.35%.
All regions posted gains in May, with the Americas up
0.92%—the ninth consecutive month of positive
performance for the Absolute Return Composite Index, which is
now up 3.19% for the year.
Every strategy was up for the month, with event-driven funds
the strongest performers for the second time this year. The
Absolute Return Event Driven Index was up 1.94% for the month
and is up 5.27% for the year so far.
Technology funds bounced back in May, up 1.78% for the
month, following a disappointing April that resulted in the
highest monthly loss for the Absolute Return Technology Index
(-4.33%) since 2008.
Despite posting gains in May, the macro, managed futures and
Latin American equity indices remain in negative territory for
the year, down 0.84%, 0.71% and 0.06%, respectively.
Note: These indices were accurate as of Jun 6 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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