Hedge funds down, but less than MSCI world

Graph_downHedge funds provided downside protection in May, losing far less than the MSCI World Index. The MSCI World lost 9.32% while the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index lost 1.24% during the month. This brought the year-to-date hedge fund return to 2.23%. However, it was also the third month in a row that hedge fund returns were down. Eurekahedge, a hedge fund data firm, said that 920 hedge funds were up more than 10% year-to-date, the most prolific strategy among them being long/short equities. Also 153 funds were up more than 20%, and ten funds were up more than 50%. Eurekahedge also reported that nearly 350 new hedge funds were launched in the first five months of the year. ©2012 funds europe

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