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What will be the difference in July 2020 performance between the HFR Women Index and the HFR 500 Fund-Weighted Composite Index?

Although hedge funds run by women are relatively rare, they occasionally make headlines for outperforming those run by men, for example during the stock market crash associated with the coronavirus crisis, and more generally, in the 5 year period leading up to 2017.

Over the past 60 months, HFRI’s Women Index (HFRI-WI), a global, equal-weighted index of single-manager funds owned and/or managed by women, has returned an annualized performance of 1.26%, while over the same period HFRI’s Fund Weighted Composite Index (HFRI-FWCI) has returned 1.78%. However, the YTD performance of the HFRI-FWCI is so far -4.84%, compared to HFRI-WI’s -3.73%.

This question asks: What will be the difference in July 2020 between the performance of the HFR Women Index and the performance of the HFR 500 Fund-Weighted Composite Index?

Question resolves according to https://www.hedgefundresearch.com/family-indi… Let % be the ROR listed for the “Monthly performance for July 2020” of the HFRI Women Index, and % be the ROR listed for the “Monthly performance for July 2020” of the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index. This question will resolve as

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