Hedge Fund Performance Report – August 2017

Industry Positive for 10th Consecutive Month, Three
Quarters of Reporting Funds Positive for 2017

The hedge fund industry has produced its tenth consecutive month of aggregate gains in August, though leading strategies shifted a bit during the month. A welcome sight for investors is an accelerating rebound the largest managed futures products, and macro funds are also improving on what was a dismal Q2.

Key findings from this report include:

  • Aggregate returns may under-represent opportunity available in hedge fund space in 2017.
  • Despite strong headline returns, there is disruption among activists positions
    which continued in August.
  • Managed futures’ rebound accelerated in August, led by the largest funds.

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