More muted numbers among market-neutral and quant equity players


February was a steady month for many equity market-neutral and quantitative strategies, with returns generally being more modest than in the long/short equity areas.

Octave Equity stood out with a 4.10% gain, while Stoneware Global Equities was just behind on 4.09%. Talentum Enhanced made 3.61%, Ratio European Opportunities gained 2.88%, GLG European Long/Short was up 2.24%, Alpha-Square returned 1.87% and Talentum Activedge produced a gain of 1.75%. Iskandia Capital made 1.58%, Centrix IX gained 1.68%, QW European Market Neutral returned 1.63%, GLC Gestalt Europe was up 1.35%, Concordia Global Equity Relative Value posted a 0.94% gain and Abaco