Hedge fund strategies bring in positive performance in July

Hedge fund strategies provided significant downside protection for investors in July, according to data from Eurekahedge.

Downside protection
Hedge funds provided strong downside protection for investors in July against a backdrop of macroeconomic uncertainty arising from the deepening sovereign debt crisis in Europe and the fractious debate on raising the US debt ceiling. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 0.44% in July, while the MSCI World Index dropped 2.59% for the month.

Long/short equity funds were flat for the month, registering a return of 0.04%. However, the strategy still outperformed global equity

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