Long-Short Funds Outperform Peers In 1st Quarter: Study

Law360, New York (April 25, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT) -- The most popular hedge fund investment strategy was also the best in the first quarter, as long-short funds outperformed all of their peers with an average return of more than 4.4 percent, according to a study by U.K. consultant Preqin Ltd. released Thursday.

Preqin found that long-short funds generated an average return of 4.43 percent in the first three months of this year, easily outperforming event-driven funds (3.81 percent) and macro funds (1.17 percent). For the last 12 months, event-driven funds posted the highest return at...
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