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'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds up 0.95% in August (+3.09% YTD)

Monday, October 01, 2012

Florian Guldner, Opalesque Research:

'Alternatives Alternatives' investment funds had another positive month in August, according to an estimation based on 722 single- and multi-manager funds currently listed in 25 categories in the Opalesque Solutions A SQUARE Fund Database (Source).

The Opalesque A SQUARE Index gained* 0.95% last month and is up 3.09% in 2012 through August. Estimates for July and June were corrected to +2.27% and -0.51%, respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index gained 0.45%, bringing the year-to-date result to -0.75%.

  • Agriculture strategies again performed exceptionally well, with an average August gain of 4.45%. Base & precious metals strategies posted a result of 3.97%, followed by volatility strategies (+2.89%). Real estate funds also had a good month, returning 2.69%.

  • Negative results were posted by Forex strategies (-0.85%) and environmental investment funds (-0.81%).

  • In terms of year-to-date performance, the ranking is led by agriculture strategies (+25.29%), followed by real estate funds (+12.62%). Trade finance (+6.98%) and credit funds (+6.50%) also had a good year so far. Infrastructure strategies gained +5.93%. Negative 2012 results were reported by base & precious metals traders (-8.62%), as well as environmental (-2.77%) and collectibles funds (-1.94%).

A SQUARE database weighting by asset classes

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