EM strategies top hedge fund performance tables in 2017

eVestment data

Mike Sheen
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Emerging markets strategies posted the strongest hedge fund returns in 2017, driven by the performance of India- and China-focused funds, data from eVestment shows.

Emerging markets funds posted average returns of 19.7% for the year, compared to 8.8% in developed markets, amid returns of 35% in India and China respectively. Asian hedge funds post strongest performance since 2015 Indian hedge funds were buoyed by a December surge of 5.7%, while Chinese funds saw December returns average 2.37%. For 2017 as a whole, Asia-focused hedge funds outperformed their counterparts in the rest of the world returning 21.5%, compared to 16.4% gained in Africa/Middle East hedge funds, and 8.4% from the US and developed Europe respectively. In the wider he...

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