September was a difficult month for hedge funds, with most strategies suffering a loss. But funds still significantly outperformed the major market indices, with the HedgeFund Intelligence Global Composite Index dropping 1.23% against an 8.64% loss in the MSCI World Index (net).
Emerging Market Equity funds fell 8.37%, making them the worst global performers for a second consecutive month. Event-driven funds also continued last month’s dismal performance, falling 4.81% in September, to put them down 7.92% for the year.
This is the worst year-to-date return for the Composite Index since 2008, when funds were down 4.75% for the year through September.
Our indices are updated daily as new funds report to the HedgeFund Intelligence databases, which contain performance information for nearly 8,000 funds (and 2,700 firms) globally. Please view the individual indices (using the links below) for the most up-to-date performance data.
HedgeFund Intelligence Indices
Median Hedge Fund Returns by region
* total return
|MSCI World Index
|Dow Jones Industrial Average
|MSCI Europe Index
|MSCI Pacific Free Index
|Barclays High Yield Credit Bond Index
|Barclays Aggregate Bond Index
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