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2019 Key Trends in Emerging Market Hedge Funds

Emerging market mandated hedge funds were up 6.33% year-to-date, recovering the losses they suffered in 2018 on the back of the accommodative stance of the Fed and the market optimism towards the US-China trade negotiations, which boosted the equity markets of the developing economies over the year. During the first quarter of the year, the Federal Reserve completely shifted their stance from restrictive to accommodative monetary policy following the multiple equity markets sell-offs in 2018 and strong criticisms from the US President. Meanwhile, the market showed optimism towards the US-China trade talks as the two economic powerhouses agreed to resume the negotiations after the US President decided to postpone additional tariffs on the remaining US$300 billion of Chinese imported goods in August. The Shenzhen and Shanghai Composites were up 25.82% and 16.49% as of September year-to-date respectively. Over in India, the region is facing challenges surrounding liquidity risk owing to t

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