Hedge Fund Performance Report – December 2017

2017 Ends With 14th Monthly Gain in a Row, Managed Futures Rebounded in Q4 and LS Equity Ended 2017 On Top

For most major strategies, 2017 was a very good year. Overall, over 80% of funds were able to produce positive results, and of those with gains for the year, returns averaged into double digits, nearly 14%. For segments like long/short equity, it was positive news from almost all around (90% of products had gains and, through November, led the industry for capital raised), but for a small handful of others the news was less positive.

Key findings from this report include:

  • Hedge funds returned an average of +0.94% in December to end 2017 +8.83%.
  • Over 80% of the industry was positive in 2017, and over 60% of funds improved upon their 2016 results.
  • Long/short equity was the #1 primary strategy, but emerging markets, led by India and China produced the industry’s best returns.

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