It is turning out to be a bounce back year for many hedge
funds, but as a whole, the industry is struggling to keep pace
with broader stock market gains. The HedgeFund Intelligence
Global Composite Index rose 0.71% in September, bringing it up
4.01% for the year, substantially trailing global equity market
The MSCI World Index was up 2.75% net in September for a
13.02% gain for the year.
One-quarter of equity funds that have reported
performance so far did beat the MSCI, while 27% actually lost
money in the month (for specific names and performance, see the
HedgeFund Intelligence database).
Overall, nearly all hedge fund strategies rose.
Managed futures funds fell 1.20% for the month. With a
return of 0.12% for the quarter, this is the strategy's worst
performing third quarter since 2008, when managed futures funds
Note: These indices were accurate as of Oct 9. For the
most recent performance statistics, please click on the links
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