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Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 3.92% in September (-6.53% YTD)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - Most hedge fund strategies had losses in September, evidenced by a 3.92% drop in the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index has lost 7.45% in the 3rd quarter and is now down 6.53% in 2011.

“For the second straight month we’re seeing the largest hedge fund losses since the 2008 meltdown,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

“Equity markets, driven by fear-based liquidation, dropped precipitously. Double-dip concerns drove the S&P 500 to a 7 percent loss, the MSCI Europe Index gave up 11.1 percent over the uncertainty of resolution of its sovereign debt issues, and the Hang Seng Index lost more than 15 percent as the Chinese economy appeared to slow.”

Overall, 16 of Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indices lost ground in September. The Emerging Markets Index fell 7.61%, Equity Long Bias Index dropped 6.13%, the Event Driven Index lost 3.91%, Healthcare & Biotechnology gave up 3.54%, Distressed Securities lost 3.33%, and the Pacific Rim Equities Index was down 3.18%.

The Barclay Equity Short Bias Index jumped 8.05% in September, following a 7.03% gain in August. The Equity Short Bias Index is up 14.34% year-to-date.

“Short sellers once again were able to capitalize on the lack of confidence that current economic concerns can be resolved in a timely and effective way,” says Waksman.

The Barclay Fund of Funds Index lost 2.78% in September, and is down 5.78% year-to- date.

“After several off years, funds of hedge funds successfully demonstrated their ability to use diversification to contain downside risk and outperform hedge funds in a down market,” says Waksman. Corporate website: Source

- FG

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