HFRU Indices: May 2023 Performance Notes

06/01/2023 Performance Notes

In May, global financial markets posted mixed performance with gains in Technology and AI equities offset by declines in commodities, higher interest rates, and ongoing concerns regarding economic growth in 2023. Technology equities led gains with strong earnings from Nvidia boosting semiconductor and AI-related equities. Energy and Financials led declines through Financials volatility which peaked in early May and moderated throughout the month as investors shifted focus to debt ceiling proceedings; European and Asian equities declined across most regions, although Japan gained. Interest rates increased as investor focus adjusted from regional bank volatility to debt ceiling legislation and economic outlook. The US Dollar gained against most currencies. Oil, Natural Gas, Platinum, and Soybeans led commodities declines.
The HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index posted a decline of -0.59% in May.

HFRU Equity Hedge Index declined -0.81%
HFRU Event Driven Index posted a decline of -1.82%
HFRU Relative Value Argbitrage Index declined -0.36%
HFRU Macro Index gained +0.19%

Comments reference performance as reported on May 31, 2023.