Hedge fund performance has its second month of declines during April


Risk aversion causes performance declineAfter seeing returns drop by 0.18% in March, the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index posted a similar decline of 0.17% in April, attributed to the fact that risk aversion returned to the global markets because of concern about European debt, soft US economic data and a slowdown in Chinese growth. However, the average manager finished the month up 1.45%. Once again, performance was diverse across the regions, with Japanese funds seeing gains in March turn to lo