Hedge Fund Performance Report – March 2018

Credit and Volatility Strategies Up in March, Emerging Markets and Big Macro Among Leaders in Q1 2018

Hedge funds waded through another month of mixed, but negative returns in March to end Q1 2018 down slightly. Returns are virtually split down the middle, between positive and negative, while gains and losses based on 2017 investor preferences are also mixed.

Key findings from this report include:

  • Hedge funds declined an average of -0.46% in March, a second consecutive loss after fifteen straight monthly gains.
  • Credit managers and volatility funds performed best in March, along with regional exposure to Africa/Middle East.
  • Macro funds posted losses, but many of the largest managers remain positive for 2018.

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