HFRU Indices: December 2023 Performance Notes

01/04/2024 Performance Notes

In December, global financial markets surged to conclude a strong 2023 as investors positioned for falling inflation and interest rates in 2024. Technology, small caps, and Financials led global equity markets gains, while the UK, Australia, and India led regional gains. Interest rates fell sharply in December in response to a surprise drop in inflation, while the US Dollar declined against most currencies. Commodities saw mixed performance in December, with Sugar, Natural Gas, and Oil leading commodity declines while Wheat, Aluminum, and Platinum produced gains.
The HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index posted a gain of +1.43% in December and +3.34% for the year.

HFRU Relative Value Index gained +2.61% (+5.44% YTD)
HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +1.43% (+3.43% YTD)
HFRU Event Driven Index gained +0.98% (-0.33% YTD)
HFRU Macro Index gained +0.83% (+1.03% YTD)

Comments reference performance as reported on December 29, 2023.