During the last two weeks of December, hedge funds erased the bulk of the losses recorded earlier in December, when risk aversion was elevated. CTAs were again the best performers, in a remake of the patterns observed throughout the year (+4.7%from 16 December to 30 December). The good news came from Event Driven managers, up +3.1% during the same period. Yet, December was overall a mixed month, the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index being down 0.2% on the back of the underperformance of Fixed Income strategies (-3.1%). Their poor showing was related to the sharp high yield spread widening recorded earlier in the month, when liquidity issues emerged on some names.