News Digest: Equities hedge funds lose over 6% in January

February 2, 2022

News Digest:

Equities hedge funds posted an average loss of 6.2% in January, as compared to the 5.2% slide suffered by the benchmark S&P 500 index during the period, it has emerged.



With geopolitical turmoil and the likelihood of a spike in interest rates triggering significant market volatility, several long-short strategies found the going tough in January, and some healthcare- and technology-focused hedge fund portfolios losing over 10%.



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