Key Trends in European Hedge Funds (May 2021)

The Eurekahedge European Hedge Fund Index was up 3.83% as of March 2021 year-to-date, supported by the robust performance of the underlying equity market in the region as reflected by the 7.02% return of the MSCI AC Europe IMI over the same period. The speedy COVID-19 vaccine rollout on top of the accommodative monetary policy exhibited by the European Central Bank to support the economies from the ongoing crisis acted as a tailwind to the equity market in the region. The EURO STOXX 50 which represents the leading blue-chip companies in the Euro Zone recorded a double-digit return of 11.88% over the first three months. In the same vein, DAX and CAC 40 were up 9.40% and 9.29% over the same period thanks to the gradual economic recovery in the region as seen on their strong macroeconomic data.

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