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Event-driven's prospects improving

Heading into the summer break, companies had continued to report earnings above expectations, especially in Europe. In the US, healthcare and consumer goods & services companies posted solid earnings, beating expectations as well. Yet, risk assets were under pressure, which led to negative returns for hedge funds. Such headwinds are nonetheless likely to be short-term and need to be replaced in the context of thinly traded markets amid somewhat disappointing earnings releases in the US. Overall, the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down in June (-0.8%), but remained in positive territory in July (0.7%).

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INFORMING THE HEDGE FUND COMMUNITY With access to some of the industry’s biggest names and an astute and talented group of writers and contributors, The Hedge Fund Journal has established itself as a trusted source of information on the hedge fund industry. Highlights of Issue 106: Championing Customization: Amundi Alternative Investments Tackling UK Farming’s Funding Shortfall: Helping reform UK’s agriculture and alternative energy industries Shareholder Activism as Private Equity Allocation: The resurgence of the strategy a decade after first rising CME Group Crude Oil Spread Options Suite: Volumes advance with screen-based trading growing fastest Adding Dynamic Beta to Double Alpha: UBS Equity Opportunity Long Short UCITS
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