Hedge Fund Performance Report – February 2018

Industry Declines on the Back of Dismal Managed Futures Results

With so many months of consecutive gains for the hedge fund industry, it almost seemed it would not end. While of course, it had to end at some point, there are many investors who are likely wishing the streak did not have to end quite so abruptly.

Volatility has returned to various hedge fund strategies in 2018 at a level not seen since 2011.

Key findings from this report include:

  • Hedge funds declined an average of -2.01% in February, ending their longest aggregate streak of gains since 2004.
  • Managed futures produced their largest monthly loss in over twenty years in February.
  • Macro posted a decline, but the largest funds faired relatively well in February, and are leaders in 2018.

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