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Jan 2017 Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report
2016 Trends Continued into 2017; Distressed Near the Top, Managed Futures Lagging
Hedge funds returned an average of 1.16% in January. The $3 trillion hedge fund industry entered 2017
producing its eleventh month of positive performance in the last twelve. During this streak, the overall
industry has returned an average near 10%, despite negative returns from managed futures funds and
lagging aggregate returns from macro strategies.
Key Findings in this hedge fund research report include:
- For the second consecutive month, over 70% of all hedge funds produced positive results.
- Distressed hedge funds began 2017 where they left off in 2016, producing industry leading returns.
- Managed futures produced mixed, but ultimately negative returns to begin 2017.
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