Editor’s Letter – Issue 119

January 2017

HAMLIN LOVELL

Average hedge fund performance for 2016 was in line with the majority of institutional investors’ expectations, per Preqin; few now expect double-digit returns. EurekaHedge reckon the industry made 4.48%, the SS&C Globe Op Performance Index was up 5.11% and the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index advanced 5.6%. These returns are consistent with industry history, when defined as a spread over risk-free rates: still near zero in most OECD countries. Still, some event-driven, distressed...

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