Opalesque Roundup: Hedge Funds Up 6.52 Ytd Best First Four Months Since 2006: Hedge Fund News Week 17
In the week ending May 10th 2019, Hedge funds gained an average of +1.26% in April, the fourth consecutive month of positive returns according to eVestment April 2019 hedge fund performance data. Hedge funds are up +6.52% year to date through 2019, representing the industry's best first four months since 2006. Event Driven and Activist strategies were big winners in April, returning an average of +2.79% last month and +9.94% so far this year. This is a noticeable turnaround from 2018, when Event Driven and Activist funds were deep in the red at -10.30%.