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Hedge Fund Performance Beat S&P 500 in January

Posted on February 5, 2014

The latest data from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hedge Fund Monitor show that, while markets were down in January, hedge funds lost significantly less ground than did the S&P 500.  The diversified investable hedge fund composite index fell 0.28% as of January 29.  Through the same time period, the S&P 500 was down 4.01%.

The data also show that convertible arbitrage and equity market neutral “were the best performing hedge fund strategies last month, up 0.99% and 0.57%, respectively,” according to a report from Finalternatives.  A number of hedge fund strategies adjusted their long/short positions relative to the S&P 500 and other major indices and products.

Learn more about hedge fund performance and strategies from January online from Finalternatives.