Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights
Initial estimates indicate the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund declined a modest -0.75% in August. Hedge funds minimized their losses and markedly outperformed equity markets during the month, as indicated by the S&P 500 (-2.90%), MSCI World Equity Index (-2.33%) and FTSE 100 (-3.14%).
Long-Short Credit managers performed the best in August, giving up a minimal -0.01% on average despite bond markets falling -0.50% as measured by the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index.
Long-Short Equity fund performance was highly dispersed during the month, with 41% of managers reporting gains against declining markets. The index lost -0.83% in August, but it remains up +6.43% for the year.
Managed Futures remains the weakest strategy for 2013, increasing its 2013 losses by -0.99% in August to -3.46% year-to-date.