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  • The HFRI Event Driven Index led may performance.

Event driven hedge fund strategy shows strong performance as overall industry remains positive

Hedge funds posted gains for the third consecutive month in May, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).
  • Understanding the current market exposures, risk factors, and performance expectations of the top 30 funds, especially if a crisis were to occur, offers a way to gauge the positioning of the broader hedge fund industry.

Asset-weighted hedge fund portfolio analysis helps investors judge market risk factors

A report from eVestment analyses an asset-weighted portfolio of the 30 largest reporting hedge funds to determine what market exposures, risk factors and performance expectations this institutional portfolio would create for an investor.
  • Over half of reporting managers were in the red in April and year to date.

Hold the celebrations as over half of hedge fund managers in the red this year

Another month and hedge funds confirm gains, albeit slight ones, according to Eurekahedge data.
  • All leading strategies returned gains through April.

Hedge fund mojo back as performance turns (mostly) positive

Overall returns of 1.44 per cent in April have moved hedge fund performance to 0.70 per cent for 2016 year to date (YTD), according to Preqin data.
  • The investment landscape is on the brink of a significant, long-term shift.

Investor priorities to shift heavily to real assets and niche strategies by 2020

Private equity, real estate and infrastructure managers expect strong growth in assets in the next five years, according to research from BNY Mellon.
  • Contributions from credit multi-strategies, high yield corporate and yield alternative exposures led April performance.
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April performance figures boosted by credit and event hedge fund strategy gains

Hedge funds extended March gains into April led by strong contributions from credit sensitive and event-focused strategies, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).
  • Redemptions across the hedge fund industry are mainly focused on funds that performed poorly in 2015.

Hedge fund redemption spree continues while performance gains offset AUM loss

Investors redeemed $4.6bn in March, the fifth month in the last six when redemptions outpaced allocations, according to eVestment data.