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Hedge funds down in September: BarclayHedge

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Hedge funds came in flat in September with -0.02%, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index, versus a 0.57% increase in the S&P 500 Total Return Index.

Year to date, the Barclay Hedge Fund Index is up 1.25%, while the S&P has gained 10.57, said the monthly report by Industry tracker BarclayHedge.

"In spite of interest rates reaching multi-year highs, US equities were able to squeak out a modest profit. However, hedge fund returns were mixed. Winners and losers were evenly split," said Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

Out of Barclay's 17 hedge fund indices, 12 gained ground in September while five indices had losses.

The Healthcare & Biotechnology Index was up 0.83%, continuing its six-month winning streak. Fixed Income Arbitrage gained 0.71%, European Equities were up 0.60%, and Pacific Rim Equities gained 0.66%.

Emerging Markets gave up 1.20% in September, the Equity Long Bias Index lost 0.15%, and Global Macro was down 0.05%.

"Declining Chinese exports and a weakening Yuan in the face of increasing US tariffs and interest rates have led to heightened investor concerns about emerging markets," says Waksman.

At the end of September, 13 hedge fund indices have positive returns for the year, while four have losses.

Healthcare & Biotechnology is up 17.55%, the Technology Index has gained 14.56%, Distressed Securities are up 8.10%, European Equities have a 3.19% return, and Equity Long Bias has ga......................

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