Hedge funds down 0.71% in Feb
Hedge funds lost 0.71% in February paring year to date gains to 2.58%, according to the latest data from Bloomberg, with commodities funds seeing the biggest decline over the month with a 3.36% fall.
Equity long/short (-1.28%), fixed income/relative value (-0.80%), and mixed arbitrage/multi strategy (-0.59%) funds also finished the month in negative territory as did global macro strategies with a -0.57% return.
The month's top performers were CTAs/Trend following funds with a 0.74% gain, as well as event-driven/activist (+0.68%) and Market Neutral/Quant strategies (+0.35%).
Western European-based funds meanwhile, outperformed with a slight 0.18% gain, while all other regions finished the month in negative territory with APAC and Lat-Am funds seeing the biggest defines at -2.18% and -2.16%, respectively.