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Hedge funds gained 0.97 per cent in August, says Preqin

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Hedge funds generated gains of 0.97 per cent in August 2017, extending their streak to 10 consecutive months of positive returns. This helped the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark post returns of 7.03 per cent in 2017 so far, and 9.79 per cent over the past 12 months.

All leading strategies produced positive returns for August. Equity and macro strategies funds both generated monthly performance of 1.07 per cent, the highest returns of all leading hedge fund strategies.
Emerging markets funds were once again the highest performing geographic region, returning 2.47 per cent, which has brought 2017 YTD gains to 12.26 per cent. This has been closely followed by Asia-Paci c-focused funds, which have generated 10.47 per cent over the same period.
CTAs continued their recent positive run in August, returning 1.27 per cent for the month. CTAs with a predominantly systematic trading methodology helped boost returns, as volatility in energy prices due to Hurricane Harvey in North America provided opportunity for returns. 

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