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Eurekahedge: Hedge Funds Down In June

Eurekahedge published its monthly hedge fund returns today, seeing the industry retreating mildly by -0.34% for a negligible year-to-date gain of 0.08%. Main observations from the report include: Hedge funds were down 0.34% in June with 1H 2018 returns barely hanging in the green with a flat 0.08% gain year-to-date. This would be the weakest first half performance of hedge funds on record since 2000. To contextualise, the strongest gain occurred in 1H 2009 when hedge funds gained 10.62% while the next weakest 1H performance came in 1H 2010 when managers posted gains of 0.91%. Total hedge fund assets grew by US$8.8 billion...