May 2017 Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report

Industry Returns Positive for 7th Month in a Row, Last Twelve Month Returns Outperform Global Balanced Index

With five months of 2017 in the books, the $3 trillion hedge fund industry continues to look mostly positive on the surface. The majority of products are producing positive returns, and the average positive return has outweighed the average loss, but returns based on recent allocation trends have likely left some investors disappointed.

Key findings from this report include:

  • Hedge funds returned an average of +0.21% in May, and +3.20% YTD in 2017.
  • Smaller long/short equity and large event driven funds are leading the industry through May.
  • Emerging markets’ run continues as China remains strong, and India funds falter slightly.

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