Performance spread of top and bottom hedge funds 2017, by style

This statistic presents the performance spread of different hedge funds as well as fund performance in top and bottom-deciles worldwide in 2017. In that year, the top ten percent of long/short equity funds generated a return rate of 21.9 percent, while the bottom ten percent lost 17.1 percent of their investments. This amounts to a 38.9 percentage point spread.

Performance spread of top and bottom-decile hedge fund managers worldwide in 2017, by hedge fund style

Performance spreadBottom decileTop decile
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Release date

December 2018



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Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Stocks represented by Morningstar US Large Cap Core Funds. Bonds represented by Morningstar US Core Bond Funds. Hedge fund categories represented by the following TASS fund classifications: Fixed Income Arbitrage (representing Long/Short Credit); Equity Market Neutral; Event Driven; Global Macro; Long/Short Equity. For illustrative purposes only."

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