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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.

Asian hedge fund performance beat local markets for 2016 and off to good start in 2017

Asian hedge funds topped the performance of volatile regional Asian equity market indices for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

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.

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.

Hedge funds celebrate outperformance in 2016 despite waning enthusiasm of some investors

Despite some high profile declines, the average hedge fund outperformed an equal weighted equity/fixed income benchmark for the second consecutive year and several segments showed that 2015 might have been an anomaly for the industry.

Hedge funds end 2016 in positive territory but assets contract by over $20bn

Hedge funds gained 1.01 per cent in December, with full year 2016 returns at 4.48 per cent, according to data from Eurekahedge.

Smaller hedge funds attracting more investors as over half of the industry reports positive flows

Event driven hedge funds were one of several bright spots in hedge fund asset flow trends in November, according to the latest data from eVestment.

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.