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Research Perspective Vol. 72

After a record year for financial markets and alternative investments across the board, the outlook for 2018 is promising. Hedge fund strategies continued where they stopped last year. During the first two weeks of January, stocks continued rallying, carrying on their strong momentum driven by economic growth and tax cuts in the US. This environment boosted equity hedge strategies with gains reaching almost 3%, the highest since 2010, mid-month according to HFR. The best performing strategy, though, so far this month is systematic CTA by being bullish on oil markets, followed by global macro managers. A trend in the asset...