April 2016 Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report

Two Consecutive Months of Positive Returns

Key findings from this report include:

  •  Commodity hedge funds produced average aggregate returns of +4.10% in April, bringing YTD returns to +6.01%. The group benefitted from a surge of higher prices across the commodity spectrum during the month.
  • Hedge funds focused on energy equities continued to rebound in-line with the commodity’s price. Average gains of +3.04% bring YTD returns to +1.29% after losses of -11.27% in 2015.
  • After a significant stretch of losses, creating a drawdown dating back to July 2014, credit hedge funds posted their second consecutive large gain in April. The group returned an average of +2.15%, which brings YTD returns positive, +1.92%.

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