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Jing Chen has been eVestment’s hedge fund industry news reporter since 2011. To submit industry-related press releases or request feature ideas please contact her at editor@evestment.com

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eVestment Releases 2013 & December Hedge Fund Performance Report

Jan 13, 2014
Jing Chen

2013 has been good to the hedge fund industry, according to the most recent report from eVestment.

Data from the Atlanta-based investment database and technology solutions firm’s December and 2013 Hedge Fund Performance report estimated that hedge funds saw an average return of 1.2% in December and ended the year returning 9.2%-- the industry’s strongest performance in three years.

Activist hedge funds offered the best performance in December, posting a 2.54% return for the month and 19.07% for 2013. Comparatively, relative value credit funds were the worst-performing strategy in December, posting gains of just 0.16%, however its return for the year was 5.03%. Managed futures, which gained 1.23% in December, is the only strategy that saw a negative return for 2013; it fell 0.61%.

Hedge funds with exposure to Japan, Africa/Middle East and China led the industry last year, returning 35%, 21.1% and 16.5%, respectively, while India, Brazil and emerging Europe all saw negative posts for the same period.

Founded in 2000, eVestment acquired hedge fund analysis provider Pertrac and cloud-based hedge fund technology provider Fundspire last year. It now offers one of the world’s largest traditional and alternative investment databases.

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