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Hedge funds outpace the FTSE

The hedge fund industry comfortably outperformed equity markets in the first half, according to data released yesterday. The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index showed that the average fund was up and 11.74 per cent for the six months to 30 June , outpacing the FTSE 100 which was down around 4.2 per cent. The Hennessee index was up by 0.64 per cent in June.