Poor performance puts strain on alternative risk premia funds

The coronavirus market sell-off has put extra pressure on alternative risk premia funds that had been performing poorly since 2018.

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Popular alternative risk premia funds that seek to replicate hedge funds returns have lost about 6 percent in cumulative terms since the start of 2018, according to new research from investment consultancy MJ Hudson.

Separate research from another investment consultancy, Bfinance, found that alternative risk premia funds experienced their worst ever monthly performance in March, with average losses of almost 6 percent.

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