Hedge Funds Post Their Sixth Monthly Loss in 2014

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Hedge funds have posted their sixth monthly loss in 10 months in October 2014, according to Preqin’s Hedge Fund Analyst.
The industry has struggled to deliver absolute returns against a backdrop of market volatility, as well as concerns surrounding the impact of the end of the Fed’s quantitative easing program. CTAs were also down for the month, ending their 6 months of consecutive gains but are still outperforming the main hedge fund benchmark for the year so far.

Other Key October Performance Facts:

–  The Hedge All Strategies and Regions benchmark was down 0.45% in October, bringing the YTD return to 2.92%.
–  The October 2014 YTD benchmark trails October 2013 YTD by 6.66 percentage points (2.92% compared to 9.58%).
–   Event-driven strategies generated a loss of 1.40%, following on from its loss of 2.04% last month.
–   Activist hedge funds delivered gains this month, posting 0.93% returns in October.

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