Hedge Funds Performance

Performance profile: Fear factor lifts Niederhoffer


It has been smooth sailing for R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management's flagship and trend funds.

In July, Roy G. Niederhoffer Diversified (Offshore) Fund and Roy G. Niederhoffer Global Fund - which manage a combined $691 million and aim for zero to negative correlations to equity indices, hedge funds and CTA funds - returned a respective 8% and 7.8%. Year to date, the diversified fund has gained 23%, while its global counterpart has generated returns totaling 21%.

July's strongest performer was Roy G. Niederhoffer TrendHedge Fund, a quantitative rules-based strategy with trades lasting anywhere from a few seconds to a