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Hedge funds in the black – just – in January

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Hedge funds have started 2015 in the black, but only just, according to Preqin’s January 2015 Hedge Fund Performance Benchmarks. 

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark gained only 0.07% in January, following a challenging year for hedge fund performance.

Still riding the wave of solid returns through 2014 are CTAs, posting 3.10% in January and delivering a 12-month rolling return of 14.72% in the year to January 2015. UCITS also had a good start to the year, posting their highest monthly returns (+1.21%) since October 2013.

CTAs posted their highest monthly return (+3.10%) in January since April 2011. Funds of hedge funds meanwhile posted their third straight positive month (+0.40%) for the first time since December 2013.

Emerging markets funds posted a fifth consecutive monthly loss (-1.21%) and are down 3.03% over the past six months.

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