Emerging Markets, Managed Futures Pace 2nd Quarter

Jul 17 2007 | 11:17am ET

Emerging markets and managed futures strategies had the strongest second quarter among hedge funds, according to Morningstar, as the average hedge fund returned 5.25% over the past three months.

Emerging markets added 9.7% in the second quarter. “China funds fueled strong performance, recovering from the market setback in late February,” Morningstar said. “Solid energy markets in Russia and Brazil bolstered returns for many of the emerging markets funds.”

For their part, managed futures funds posted a mean return of 6.82%, led by trend-following strategies. Equity net-long funds returned 5.84% on the quarter, equity variable 4.87%, event-driven 4.82% and merger arbitrage 3.45%.

The data provider noted that hedge funds slightly underperformed the Standard & Poor’s 500, which added 5.81% during the quarter. But the 8,000 hedge funds in the Morningstar database on average have exceed the S&P500 year-to-date, 7.77% to 6.96%.


In Depth

Q&A: Decathlon Capital On Revenue-Based Alternative Lending

Oct 30 2017 | 3:49pm ET

The explosion in private credit activity since the end of the financial crisis is...

Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

CAIS: How Technology is Disrupting the Alternative Investment Industry

Nov 7 2017 | 5:35pm ET

If there’s one thing that alternative investment professionals can agree on, it...