Latin American debt funds soar in June

By Amal Robleh

Tue Jul 8, 2014

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Event-driven funds up 5.94% in 2014.


The HedgeFund Intelligence Composite Index rose 0.86% in June and is now up 3.09% for the first half of 2014.  Major market indices posted weightier gains for the month, with the MSCI World Index up 1.79% and the S&P 500 up 2.07%.

U.S. funds continue to have the strongest showing regionally, with the Absolute Return Composite Index now up 4.33% for the year. 

Latin American debt funds were June's top performers, up 3.17%. Following five consecutive months of positive performance, which have produced a return of 6.21% for the year through June, the index has quickly moved beyond last year's losses. 

The Absolute Return Multistrategy Index notched 0.98% in June as performance continued to be muted for the strategy. However, funds are up 4.28% so far for 2014, and had a similar return this time last year when they then went on to gain a stellar 10.62% in 2013.

Note: These indices were accurate as of July 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.


HedgeFund Intelligence Indices
Median hedge fund returns by region

Region Database
June YTD
Asia AsiaHedge
1.49% 1.30%
Europe EuroHedge
0.39% 2.40%
U.S. Absolute Return
1.25% 4.33%
UCITS UCITS
0.46% 2.15%
Funds of Funds InvestHedge
0.70% 1.60%
Global Composite HedgeFund Intelligence
0.86% 3.09%

Absolute Return Indices (Americas hedge funds)

Index June YTD
Credit 0.89% 5.42%
Event Driven 1.77% 5.94%
Latin American Equity 2.06% 1.59%
Macro 0.11% -0.27%
Managed Futures 0.86% -1.29%
Multistrategy 0.98% 4.28%
U.S. Equity 1.66% 4.07%
Composite 1.25% 4.33%


Global Benchmarks
Index June YTD
MSCI World Index 1.79% 6.18%
Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.65% 1.51%
S&P 500*
2.07% 7.14%
NASDAQ Composite 3.90% 5.54%
MSCI Europe Index -0.94% 4.93%
MSCI Pacific Free Index 3.21% 3.12%
* total return


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