Preqin Quarterly Update: Hedge Funds, Q2 2016
Q2 2016 represented a turning point for hedge funds following a challenging H2 2015 and Q1 2016. In the second quarter, there were three back-to-back months of positive returns and the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark was up 2.15%. The shock UK Brexit result and forthcoming US election, continued Central Bank intervention, ongoing concerns around China’s economy, and falling commodity and oil prices suggest that 2016 is set to remain volatile. However, Q2 performance was promising and the continuing market volatility may provide opportunities for hedge funds to capture some upside and generate returns above the market. This Q2 report also features exclusive commentary from Confluence, who discuss the changing demands for transparency on hedge funds. We also take a look at winners and losers over the quarter, performance figures, fund launches, fund searches and mandates and much more.