Key Trends in Latin American Hedge Funds (September 2020)

The Eurekahedge Latin American Hedge Fund Index was up 0.21% as of July 2020 year-to-date, broadly outperforming the underlying equity market in the region as represented by the MSCI EM Latin America Index, which was down 13.59% over the same period. In 2019, Latin American fund managers gained 15.22%, outperforming their regional peers as the strong run of risk assets in the region supported the fund managers' performance throughout the year. However, risk aversion resurfaced in the first quarter of 2020 due to concern surrounding the spread of the coronavirus outside China.

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