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Hedge funds up 1.15 per cent in July, says Preqin

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Hedge funds generated gains in July 2017 of 1.15 per cent, continuing a streak of nine consecutive months of positive returns, according to Preqin’s latest Hedge Fund Performance Update.

This has helped the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark post returns of 5.93 per cent for 2017 YTD and 9.63 per cent for the past 12 months.
All top-level strategies produced positive returns for July 2017, with equity strategies in particular continuing a strong year, returning 1.66 per cent, the highest return of any of its counterparts.
Emerging markets-focused funds were the top performers in terms of geographic region, returning 2.63 per cent, helping to bring the 2017 year-to- date cumulative return figure to 10.09 per cent. In addition, this has been closely followed by Asia-Pacific-focused funds which have generated 9.38 per cent over this period.
CTAs recovered well in July (+0.99 per cent) having struggled in June losing 0.89 per cent. This improved performance was predominately driven by discretionary CTAs which performed notably well, returning 1.65 per cent over the month of July. 

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