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Hedge fund performance gains continue in August

Hedge funds gained in August, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data. The uplift came as US equities and the dollar expanded their divergence with non-US assets, emerging markets currencies extended losses and the US technology sector posted record gains.

Hedge funds reversed performance declines posting positive returns in April

Hedge funds reversed a two-month performance decline in April, led by fixed income-based relative value arbitrage and equity hedge strategies, according to latest data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

Hedge funds attract new capital as investors start to focus outside equity hedge strategies

Money continues to pour into hedge funds, with investors favouring M&A focused event driven and fixed income relative value arbitrage strategies, according to HFR data.

Hedge funds continue to outperform most indices over the first quarter of the year

Hedge fund performance, which began the year on a high, tailed off in March with the HFRI Fund Weighed Composite Index falling 0.25 per cent.

Hedge funds continue performance gains in February

Hedge fund gains continued in February with all main strategies producing broad based gains led by equity hedge funds specialising in healthcare and technology.

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.

CTAs reverse losses in July as larger hedge funds outperform their smaller peers

Macro systematic diversified hedge funds experienced a powerful recovery in July, reversing sharp losses in June with gains across commodity, currency and equity positions, according to data from HFR.