New York – (HedgeCo.Net) – [UPDATED] The HedgeCo.Net Hedge Fund Aggregate Index showed an average annual return of 1.09% through July 2012. The HCN Long/Short Index ranked highest at 5.58%.
“Most of the industry decided to sit tight and ride the rising markets we have seen this summer. A number of hedge fund managers have mentioned the September Fed meeting as a marker to start identifying catalysts that will drive the markets through the end of 2012 and into 2013. “ Evan Rapoport, CEO of HedgeCo Networks, LLC, said. ”Furthermore, CTA’s have benefited from domestic droughts and rising energy prices.”
Other key findings include:
- The HCN Aggressive Growth Index showed gains of 1.14% in July and +0.38% YTD
- With 2.73% the HCN CTA/Managed Futures the second highest in July.
- The HCN Multi-Strategy Index was lowest with 0.55%.
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