Hedge funds as measured by the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index cut net exposures and limited the losses experienced by markets in June.
The index shed 0.84 per cent compared to falls in the S&P 500 Total Return of 5.23 per cent, the MSCI World Equity 3.56 per cent, and FTSE 100 5.23 per cent
Forty two per cent of constituent funds in the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index ended the month with gains.
The best performing strategy in June was short-biased, which rose by 4.4 per cent.
The strategy recording the biggest loss was opportunistic, down 1.9 per cent.