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December 2011 Hedge Fund Performance Commentary

Introduction

Hedge funds ended November with marginal losses as the investment environment continued to be unpredictable. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.87%1 during the month amid larger declines in global markets, while the November year to date (YTD) figure fell to -3.78%.

Risk aversion remained high during the month with the Euro zone debt issues continuing to dominate investor sentiment. Although the month started off with gains in equity markets, mid-month trend reversals and a strong rally at the month’s end made it a tough investment environment. The MSCI World Index2 declined 3.22%.


November 2011 and October 2011 returns

Hedge funds across all regions witnessed negative returns for the month, however North American managers were able to deliver significant downside protection in a month that witnessed considerable volatility – the Eurekahedge North American Hedge Fund Index was ...

 

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Footnote

1Based on 57.94% of the funds which have reported November 2011 returns as at 15 December 2011

2MSCI AC World Index All Core – USD