Sat, Jul 26, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.99% in September (+4.6% YTD)

Friday, October 12, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge fund managers mostly reported gains in September, with the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.99% for the month. September strategy returns are very similar to the August results, most strategies reported positive September returns, with the lingering exception of Managed Futures funds (-0.82%). The GGHFI’s gain of +0.99% lags global equity returns in the S&P 500 Total Return (+2.58%), and MSCI World Equity (+2.52%) equity indices. 68% of constituent funds in the GGHFI ended the month with gains.

Global Index Strategy Highlights:

  • Central Bank announcements in the US and EU again led equity markets higher in September. On average, Long/Short Equity funds reported their best month since February (+2.02%), making them the best performing group in September. In a reversal of the previous two months' trend, Growth funds (+2.60%) outperformed both Value (+2.07%) and Opportunistic funds (+1.73%). Short-Biased funds reported another month of weak results (-4.61%), still poorly positioned to perform in this bullish environment.
  • Event-Driven strategies reported another strong month (+1.45%). Distressed Securities managers performed particularly well, gaining +2.24%.
  • Long-Short Credit managers continued their streak as the best performing strategy year to date. Their September return of +1.06% brings them to a YTD result of +8.59%. On a 3 year annualized basis, these funds also lead the pack, with an average return of +9.93%.
  • Funds focused on Managed Futures reported another negative return in September (-0.82%) after returning disappointing results in August (-0.35%). Many managers struggled against declining commodity markets.
  • Regionally, funds investing in Emerging Markets (+3.43%) strongly outperformed those investing in Developed Markets (+0.76%) on average in September. Despite declining equity markets in China, managers investing in Emerging Asia returned the strongest results on a regional basis, gaining +4.54%. In the developed markets, North American focused funds led the way, gaining +1.55% on average. They were closely followed by Developed Asian funds (+1.53%).

Full press release and performance table: Source

fg

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
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. Events – AIMA Australian Hedge Fund Forum, Sept. 16, Sydney[more]

    AIMA Australia invite you to join us at our annual Hedge Fund Forum on Tuesday 16th September 2014 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. The AIMA Australian Hedge Fund Forum is a non-profit hedge fund conference organised by the industry for the industry, featuring quality Australian and internation

  2. Opalesque Roundtable: Success in hedge fund marketing not linked to performance, but investor appetite[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Success in marketing a fund is not linked to the performance, but to investor appetite, to the way you can market the fund, and to how much time you can spend to raise assets, said Antoine Rolland, the CEO of incubator and seeding firm

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Loeb, Grantham cite growing economic concerns in letters[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, head of Third Point, and Jeremy Grantham of Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. have both released their quarterly investor letters today. While news is positive on some fronts, and both men see pockets of opportunity, they also h

  4. Investing – Hedge funds expect Netflix earnings to catapult forward, Third Point's Loeb takes stakes in Fibra Uno, YPF, Royal DSM, Lake Capital in talks to back Engine Group[more]

    Hedge funds expect Netflix earnings to catapult forward From Investing.com: Netflix has made major strides forward in 2014 despite ongoing battles with the FCC and cable companies over the issue of net neutrality. The FCC has now received over 500,000 comments from the public on its pend

  5. Hedge fund manager Winton Capital making headway with long-only strategy[more]

    From PIonline.com: North American investors are helping Winton Capital Management Ltd. make progress — albeit slowly — toward its founder's goal of becoming a $100 billion company. The firm's ticket to quadrupling its assets under management is unlikely to be one of its scientifically designed manag