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Asia Focused Hedge Funds Dominate as 2017 Nears Close

By ValueWalk
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The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark generated 1.15% in October, the benchmark’s twelfth consecutive month of positive returns. With year-to-date returns climbing to 9.30% so far, this year, the hedge fund industry remains firmly on track to generate its best performance since 2013.

Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark

Asia-Pacific focused funds outperformed all other top-level regional focuses tracked by Preqin during October, recording its best month thus far this year (+2.91%) and solidifying its current position as the best performing top-level regional focus year-to-date (+16.27%). Emerging market focused funds struggled in comparison, generating 0.42% to rank as the poorest performing regional focus.

Funds of Hedge Funds and Funds of CTAs also both performed well during October, generating their  strongest performance of the year so far, 1.12% and 7.07% respectively.

Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark

UCITS structured hedge funds continued their consistent run in the opening month of the fourth quarter, up +0.88% to marginally outperform alternative mutual structured vehicles, which generated 0.68% for the month.

Article by Preqin

This article was originally published in ValueWalk.

Photo: Romain Pontida

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