Performance pick-up for equity long/short

Equity long/short hedge funds pick up momentum as commodity strategies continue to falter. Performance drops for emerging market strategies after strong 2012 performance with India the biggest loser

Commodity and emerging markets struggle for performance

Equity long/short regains its glamour
Long/short equity strategies have returned an average of nearly 6% in the first four months of 2013. Performance has been best from funds targeting the healthcare sector and those with regional exposure to Asia, specifically long/short strategies investing in Japan’s equity markets.

Despite reasonable recent performance, investors have shown a lack of enthusiasm for directional equity exposure over the last two years, dating back specifically to losses

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