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Hedge Funds Make Gains Of 0.97% In August 2017

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned 0.97% in August, increasing its run of positive performance to 10 consecutive months. All leading strategies made gains, with equity and macro strategies funds each returning 1.07% for the month.


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  • Hedge funds generated gains of 0.97% in August 2017, extending their streak to 10 consecutive months of positive returns. This has helped the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark post returns of 7.03% in 2017 so far, and 9.79% 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%, the highest returns of all leading hedge fund strategies.

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  • Emerging markets funds were once again the highest performing geographic region, returning 2.47%, which has brought 2017 YTD gains to 12.26%. This has been closely followed by Asia-Pacific-focused funds, which have generated 10.47% over the same period.
  • CTAs continued their recent positive run in August, returning 1.27% 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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