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‘Extraordinary’ Month Heaps Further Pain on Hedge Funds

(Bloomberg) A spurt in volatility was supposed to help hedge funds rebound from years of mediocre returns. Instead, it made things worse. Stock markets’ fear gauge, the Cboe Volatility Index, surged last month as the S&P 500 suffered its worst monthly decline in nearly a decade. Hedge funds, which had gotten used to rising asset values after years of easy money policy by central banks, slumped further and ended the year down 4 percent, their biggest decline since 2011.

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