'Alternatives Alternatives' investment funds made profits in November, according to an estimation based on 674 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 0.42% in November and is up 2.75% in the first eleven months of 2011. Estimates for October and September were corrected to -1.11% and +0.62%, respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index lost 0.6% and is down 1.01% through the month of November.
November's best performers were real estate funds (+2.26%), followed by volatility traders (+1.75%) and structured finance funds (+1.22%). Trade finance and insurance-linked securities funds delivered robust gains of 0.80% and 0.51% respectively.
Negative results were posted by commodity-focused strategies: Base & precious metal strategies lost 4.34% and energy funds were down 2.70%.
Year-to-date, the ranking is led by real estate (+17%), structured finance (+16%) and infrastructure funds (+10%).
A SQUARE database weighting by asset classes
Over the last 12 months, the A SQUARE Index had 6 negative and 6 positive months with a compounded gain of 1.86%. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index gained 1.02% in the same period.