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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.

HFR launches indices tracking hedge fund cryptocurrency and blockchain strategies

Following the growth in investor interest in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, Hedge Fund Research (HFR) has launched two indices: the HFR Blockchain Composite Index and the HFR Cryptocurrency Index.

Money continues to flow into hedge funds as allocations hit record high in first quarter

Assets under management of hedge funds increased for a third consecutive quarter, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

Investors expect more from hedge funds in 2017 as performance improves

Almost three quarters of investors expect their hedge fund portfolios to perform better in 2017 compared with 2016. Performance-based gains are expected to drive industry assets to reach $3.14tn by year-end.

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.