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HFR: Hedge Funds Mixed In June Amidst Trade Tensions

HFR's monthly hedge funds performance report saw hedge funds posting mixed performance in June as trade tensions increased around fluid tariff negotiations and proposals, while the U.S. Federal Reserve increased interest rates and M&A activity remained strong. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index declined -0.46 percent for the month, as gains in Event-Driven strategies were offset by declines in Equity Hedge, Relative Value and Macro strategies HFRI FWC gains were led by the HFRI Event-Driven (Total) Index, which advanced +0.9 percent for the month as speculative activity in Media and Telecom sectors accelerated. The June gain increased 1H18 performance for HFRI ED...