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Pensions&Investments: Hedge funds see strong returns in first nine months of year

Wednesday, October 11, 2017  
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Aggregate performance of the $3.1 trillion global hedge fund industry was positive in the first nine months of 2017, data from index provider Hedge Fund Research showed. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite index returned 5.7% for the nine months ended Sept. 30, up from 4.15% in the first nine months of 2016. On a quarterly basis, the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite index returned 2.06% in the third quarter, 1.03% in the second quarter and 2.51% in the first quarter. The 0.46% return of the fund-weighted composite index in the month of September represented the 11th consecutive month of positive performance, said HFR researchers in the firm's third-quarter hedge fund index performance report. The HFRI Asset Weighted Composite index returned 4.34% year-to-date through Sept. 30, up from 0.64% in the first nine months of 2016. Quarterly returns in 2017 of the asset-weighted composite index were 1.64% for the third quarter, 0.65% for the second quarter and 2% in the first quarter. Read more.

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