FAIRFIELD, Iowa, July 15, 2015 — Hedge funds lost 0.91% in June, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 3.52% year to date, outperforming the S&P 500 Index which has gained 1.23%.
“Brexit fears and China’s stock market in free fall took a toll on risk assets in June,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.
Fourteen of Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indices had losses in June. The Global Macro Index dropped 2.24%, Emerging Markets were down 1.81%, Distressed Securities lost 1.36%, European Equities were down 1.26%, the Multi Strategy Index gave up 0.86% and Fixed Income Arbitrage declined 0.83%.
“Macro funds were hit with losses on several fronts. Price declines in equity indices, emerging markets, high yield credits, and the US Dollar made for a challenging month,” says Waksman.
On the positive side, the Technology Index was up 0.80%, Equity Market Neutral gained 0.64%, Equity Short Bias was up 0.49%, and the Healthcare & Biotechnology Index added 0.43%.
After two quarters in 2015, Barclay’s Healthcare & Biotechnology Index leads all hedge fund strategies with a 12.60% gain. Pacific Rim Equities are up 7.14%, Emerging Markets have gained 6.16%, Merger Arbitrage is up 4.72%, and the Technology Index has gained 4.58%.
The Barclay Fund of Funds Index lost 1.04% in June, but is up 2.74% for the year.
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