Long-short strategies are outperforming—or at least underperforming less—than traditional equity plays, according to a white paper by Credit Suisse.

The firm points out that year-to-date results for the MSCI World Index in May were down by 9.5%. Over the same period, the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Long/Short Equity Hedge Fund Index was down too, but by a comparatively slight 3.2%.

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