Hedge funds post gains in October

By Amal Robleh

Fri Nov 8, 2013

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Managed futures funds turn in their first winning month since April.

Hedge funds in the U.S. entered the final quarter of the year with a positive showing for October, gaining 1.03%. The Absolute Return Composite Index is now up 6.11% for the year, and on track to beat last year's gain of 6.49%. 

Globally, the HedgeFund Intelligence Composite gained 1.28% in October, its best monthly return since the start of the year.

Managed Futures funds halted their recent downward trend, rising 0.15% for the month. This is the strategy's first positive month since April 2013, but five straight months of losses have left the strategy down 2.93% for the year.

Note: These indices were accurate as of November 8, and are subject to change. For the most recent performance statistics, please click on the links in the table below to the individual databases. For a complete list of the top performing funds in each strategy, please visit the HedgeFund Intelligence database.

HedgeFund Intelligence Indices
Median hedge fund returns by region

October YTD
Asia AsiaHedge
1.39% 10.69%
Europe EuroHedge
1.47% 6.60%
U.S. Absolute Return
1.03% 6.11%
1.60% 5.28%
Funds of Funds InvestHedge
1.10% 6.22%
Global Composite HedgeFund Intelligence
1.28% 7.12%

Absolute Return Indices (Americas hedge funds)
Index October YTD
Credit 1.49% 7.47%
Event Driven 0.93% 10.47%
Latin American Equity 1.97% 4.68%
Macro 1.49% 1.71%
Managed Futures 0.15% -2.93%
Multistrategy 1.36% 8.41%
U.S. Equity 1.80% 10.93%
Composite 1.03% 6.11%

Global Benchmarks

Index October YTD
MSCI World Index 3.91% 21.88%
Dow Jones Industrial Average 2.75% 18.63%
S&P 500*
4.60% 25.32%
NASDAQ Composite 3.93% 29.81%
MSCI Europe Index 4.39% 19.76%
MSCI Pacific Free Index 1.64% 18.36%
* total return

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