AR highlights five funds up more than 15% this year
By Lawrence Delevingne, Rob Copeland
Tue Oct 25, 2011
A select group of small, barely known managers are crushing their more established competitors.
Whether it's their small size, drive to succeed, or just plain
luck, some small and relatively unknown managers are
significantly outperforming their peers this year.
Market volatility in August and September clobbered
many hedge funds, included big losses at some of the industry's largest and best known firms, including
Paulson & Co., Maverick Capital and Omega Advisors. The
AR Composite Index fell 1.95% in September, putting it down 1.54% for the
Amid this turmoil, a select
group of small, relatively unknown managers are performing
exceptionally well. Without judging whether such
overachievement can be repeated, AR found
five young funds that were up more than 15% for the year
AlphaOne Essentials Global
Up 19.41% through September
Background: The $29 million fund is a long/short equity
fundamental strategy focusing on global themes and change in
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