EH median dips 1.2% in Sept amid more big losses

Fri Oct 14, 2011

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Another exceptionally difficult month for European hedge funds in September resulted in only a relatively small overall monthly loss across the industry as a whole – but with many individual funds and strategies suffering some big losses again.

Equity funds were the worst hit – with double-digit losses being seen among European, global and emerging market long/short funds for a second month running after August’s equity market carnage – although there were also a few notably strong performers amid the most difficult trading and investment conditions that many managers have seen for years.

Other non-equity strategy sectors generally fared less badly again in September – with some impressive performances among a variety of macro, managed futures, currency, fixed-income and credit funds.

With September numbers in for just over two-thirds of the funds reporting to the EuroHedge database, the overall EuroHedge Composite median return for the month is so far standing at -1.18%,...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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