HFRU Indices: May 2020 Performance Notes

05/29/2020 Performance Notes

Global financial markets gained in May let by Energy, small cap and growth sectors, extending the strong recovery from the prior months as businesses began the process of reopening form the coronavirus pandemic quarantine. Energy equities surged as Oil posted record monthly gains in May, small cap, growth, technology and commodity sensitive all gained as risk tolerance continued to increase; regional gains were led by Germany, Japan, Russia and Brazil. Interest rates increased and credit tightened as volatility declined, while the US dollar was mixed, gaining against British Pound Sterling, while little changed against the Euro, Swiss Franc and Japanese Yen. Oil surged to a record monthly gain as strengthening demand and output reductions contributed to WTI gains, while Brent crude also gained; Silver, Platinum, Cattle and Lumber also led commodity gains. UCITS hedge fund strategies posted gains with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index Index gaining +0.98% for the month.

HFRU Event Driven Index gained +0.67% in May
HFRU Equity Hedge Index gained +1.19%
HFRU Relative Value Arbitrage Index gained +1.78%

HFRU Macro Index posted a gain of +0.03%

Comments reference performance as of May 29, 2020