Hedge Fund Performance Commentary

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.87% in May, supported by the robust performance of the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which gained 0.83% over the same month. Consumer prices in May rose by 5.0% from a year ago, the highest level since August 2008 and caused concerns among investors that this could compel the Federal Reserve to tighten its easy-money policies earlier than it had planned to achieve its 2% average inflation goal. Despite the higher inflation figure, the Federal Reserve has signalled that interest rates will be increased only after the economy has made rapid progress toward the committee’s goals.

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