Event-driven hedge funds were the best performers globally. Full index stats now live from HedgeFund Intelligence.
Hedge fund performance lagged the equity markets last year despite most strategies earning substantial profits in December. The HedgeFund Intelligence Global Composite Index, which tracks nearly 4000 single manager hedge funds, produced a median gain of 8.08% in 2010 against a 11.76% rise in the MSCI World Index (net).
Americas, Europe, Asia
Funds in the Americas rose 9.44% in 2010, against a 12.78% gain for the S&P 500 Index. European funds gained 6.68% against a 3.88% gain for the MSCI Europe Index (net). Asian funds gained 7.64% against a rise of 15.92% for the MSCI Pacific Free Index (net).