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
Our indices are updated daily as new funds report to the
HedgeFund Intelligence databases, which contain performance
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the most up-to-date performance data.
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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