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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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