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Hedge Funds Can't Keep Up With China's Surging Stock Market

  • China equity long-short is best-performing strategy in 2017
  • Such funds still trailed MSCI China by widest margin on record
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AXA's Tinker Says in Asia, it's All About China

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It was a good year for hedge funds betting on rising and falling stocks in Greater China. Just not good enough to beat a spectacular market rally.

Long-short equity hedge funds investing in the region returned an average 30 percent through Nov. 30 and notched this year’s biggest gains among global peers. While that puts the funds on track for their best annual performance since 2009, they’re still lagging behind the MSCI China Index by the widest margin on record, according to Eurekahedge data as of Dec. 14.