Top performers extend gains as market rally drives on


Michael Hintze
The leading European-based hedge fund performers in 2012 are racking up increasingly impressive year-to-date gains as risk assets have continued to rally on the back of highly supportive central bank policies and signs of renewed confidence in global markets.

After another strong month in September and a generally buoyant third quarter across most hedge fund strategy areas, many well-known funds are among those showing high double-digit returns with three quarters of the year now gone.

Michael Hintze’s multi-strategy CQS Directional Opportunities has been one of the stand-out performers among the larger funds in