March 2017 Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report

Returns Broadly Positive for 5th Month in a Row

Hedge funds returned an average of +0.33% in March, and +2.63% in Q1 2017. Equity strategies were the
primary winners in March and Q1 2017. After a positive spurt in February, managed futures fund returns
dipped back into negative territory, and distressed posted its first aggregate decline since February 2016.

Key findings from this hedge fund performance report include:

  • Returns across the industry continue to be broadly positive.
  • Large managed futures volatility continues, elevated losses in March.
  • Quantitative equity strategies rise near the top of the industry in Q1.

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