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Asia hedge funds set for worst year since 2008

Hedge Funds, Asia, HFRHedge funds focused on emerging Asia have recorded their biggest losses in years in the latest quarter. Data provided by research firm HFR showed that its HFRI Asia ex-Japan index suffered its worst quarter since 2008 Performance was down by 10.4% in Q3, more than double the 4% dip experienced in the previous quarter. For the year to date, the index is down by 22.8%, a loss not seen since the financial crisis when the index fell by 26.4%, according to calculations made by Reuters. The biggest losses in September were suffered by China-based hedge funds (8.4%) thanks to a big equity sell-off, lockdowns in major Chinese cities and a general risk-off sentiment among investors ahead of the Communist party congress, which took place in October. Other major Asian indexes also suffered losses in September - the Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was down by 13.7, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 5.5%, and MSCI China's index dropped by 9.7%. © 2022 funds global asia

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