• Equity hedge strategies led industry performance, with the HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index up 2.1 per cent in January led by strong contributions from growth, technology and healthcare sub-strategies.

Equity hedge strategies lead positive hedge fund performance in January

Hedge funds posted strong gains to begin 2017, led by the performance of equity hedge strategies, the largest area of hedge fund industry investor capital, according to data from HFR.
  • Total assets increased by $46.8bn in the last three months of 2016, ending the year at $3.02tn.

Hedge funds end 2016 with largest annual increase since 2014, says HFR data

Despite continuing stories about investor disassatisfaction with performance, hedge funds ended 2016 on an asset high.
  • The November monthly advance reverses the decline from the prior month, represents the eighth monthly gain in the past nine months  and brings year to date performance to healthy 4.6 per cent.

Hedge fund performance hits highs in November as most strategies look to end year in positive territory

Hedge fund performance improved in November, as the election victory of Donald Trump drove expectations for renewed growth, infrastructure spending and reduced regulation.
  • For 2016 year to date hedge funds have posted total gains of 5.41 per cent despite loses at the beginning of the year.

Hedge fund performance bounces back with strong returns in third quarter

Hedge fund strategies nearly hit 1 per cent in September, putting overall industry performance in the first nine months of the year at 4.06 per cent, according to Preqin data.
  • Resurgent equity hedge strategies led performance for the month, as global equity markets posted mixed or flat performance.

Hedge fund strategies shrug off poor performance as third quarter ends with strong gains

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  • 2016 represents the lowest first half performance for the hedge fund industry since 2008 when funds reported losses of 0.53 per cent.

Positive performance boost for hedge funds in first half but lowest growth since 2008

Hedge fund performance stabilised in June after a volatile start to 2016 and recovered from losses seen in the first quarter, according to Preqin data.
  • Global financial market volatility spiked in June as the UK voted to leave the European Union, resulting in steep losses for sterling and many European equities.

Most hedge fund strategies report gains in June while Brexit shock hits equity hedge results

Hedge funds posted gains for June as the HFRX Market Directional Index gained 2.16 per cent, according to early results from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).
  • 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).