eVestment Reports a Hedge Fund Increase of 2.48% during 2014Following to a report released by eVestment, a provider of institutional investment data intelligence and analytic solutions Hedge funds ended a tumultuous and volatile 2014 with an aggregate performance of +2.48 percent.
That’s according to according to eVestment’s December, Q4 and Year End 2014 Hedge Fund Performance Report, which reveals that by comparison, in 2013 aggregate hedge fund performance was +10.19%.
Managed futures funds ended 2014 as the best performing major hedge fund strategy, returning +8.63% in 2014. The last year managed futures produced industry leading performance was 2008. The largest managed futures funds performed far better than their peers in 2014, returning an average of nearly 14%.
Credit focused strategies have not enjoyed the recent global volatility and apparent risk-reduction which have favoured managed futures funds. With further declines in December of this year, -1.69%, the universe’s fifth drop in the last six months, credit funds ended 2014 +0.55%, their worst year since 2008 and second worse since 1998.
December capped a difficult quarter for strategies focused on equity markets and across the corporate capital structure. In December, long/short equity funds were -0.71% (+1.46% for the year); event driven funds declined -0.24% in December (hitting +2.97% for the year); and convertible arbitrage managers returned -0.07% (+1.56% for the year).Source: HedgeWeek