Sun, Apr 20, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains 1.79% in September (+5.99% YTD)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 1.79% in September, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 5.99% year to date.

“In spite of news that highlighted continuing economic deterioration in the US, Europe, and China, investors remained in mild risk on mode,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

“Equity prices were higher on the month and the US dollar lost ground against the euro and the yen.”

Overall, 16 of Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indices gained ground in September.

The Barclay Emerging Markets Index was up 3.14%, Healthcare & Biotechnology gained 2.86%, Equity Long Bias added 2.64%, Pacific Rim Equities rebounded from two months of losses with a 2.52% gain, and European Equities gained 1.62%

Two hedge fund strategies had losses in September. The Equity Short Bias Index fell 4.23%, and the Merger Arbitrage Index was down 0.55%.

Equity Short Bias has lost 16.83% year to date. All other strategies tracked by BarclayHedge have had positive returns in 2012.

“Losses in the Equity Short Bias Index are close to surpassing the 18.80 percent drop in 2009, and are approaching the 23.95 percent loss we recorded back in 2003.”

The Barclay Fund of Funds Index gained 0.75% in September, and is up 3.19% in 2012.

BarclayHedge

Press Release

BM

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Banner
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing
  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Opalesque Exclusive: Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) launches several car investing funds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new trend in alternative alternatives is emerging - car appreciation funds. Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) is the first to market with several funds that make super elite luxury cars into real asset investments. As a result of growing overseas demand couple

  2. CTAs could face new challenges in a rising rates environment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs have taken a beating performance wise lately, and asset flows reports show that investors aren't sticking around to see how the movie ends. Now, a new white paper from Roy Niederhoffer and Coen Weddepohl notes that as interest rates start to tick back u

  3. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund replicators evolve[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund replicators as a group of products tend to get a bad rap from hedge fund managers who suggest that the best a replicator can offer is dynamic beta capture. A

  5. Commodities – Popular value fund manager David Iben bets on Russia, gold,[more]

    From Reuters.com: With large bets on Russia and North American gold miners, one of the best performing stock pickers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is back with a new fund that reflects his deep aversion to following the crowd. In the Kopernik Global All-Cap Fund, David Iben is follo