2017 Hedge Fund performance
For hedge funds, 2017 ended with a clean sweep — positive returns in every month that resulted in the best total performance in four years.
That kind of a winning streak hasn't happened since 2013 and was part of a 14-month run of monthly growth that resulted in a gain of 8.5 percent for the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index, an industry barometer of total hedge-fund performance. The index rose 0.9 percent for December.
The relatively strong overall performance for the year, though, was dwarfed by returns from the HFR Blockchain and HFR Cryptocurrency indexes, the latest additions to the hedge-fund universe.