China-Focused Hedge Funds Up The Most In April

Asia ex-Japan hedge funds were the best performers in April, with gains of 8.26% for the month. In the region, Chinese managers posted the best returns, with the Eurekahedge Greater China Hedge Fund Index up 15.55%, according to a research report by Eurekehedge, a hedge fund data and research firm.

Investor optimism remained high following the aggressive stimulus measures introduced by the Chinese central bank. The CSI 300 Index gained 17.85% in April, outperforming its previous month of gains.

In terms of year-to-date investment returns, Asia ex-Japan managers remain the top performers with returns of 13.41%, with much of the gains from the performance of Greater China funds.

European and Japanese funds came in second and third with gains of 4.78% and 3.18% respectively.

North American and Latin American funds ended in last place with 2.38% and 2.34% respectively.

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Nina Xiang is the co-founder and managing editor overseeing editorial content and product development at CMN. Before founding CMN in 2011, Nina worked at BusinessWeek magazine in Beijing and Institutional Investor magazine in New York, writing about business and financial services. While in New York, she also served as part-time correspondent for Shanghai's financial television channel, China Business Network, as well as China Radio International, China's national English-language radio network.