Hedge Funds Down 0.56% In October

Nov 7 2012 | 8:04am ET

Hedge funds slipped 0.56%, on average, in October, according to the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index.

Results were mixed for the month, with half of the eight strategies tracked by the index posting losses, and half gains.

Arbitrage strategies were the best performers of the month, adding 0.51% (7.70% year to date), while futures posted their third straight monthly loss, down 3.37% in October (and down 3.44% YTD).

The other winners were event-driven strategies, up 0.30% for the month (7.08% YTD); long/short equity, up 0.11% for the month (5.59% YTD) and long/short credit, up 0.09% for the month (8.95% YTD).

Also in the red for the month were macro funds, down 1.01% (but up 1.87% YTD); multi-strategy funds, down 0.65% (up 4.18% YTD); and equity market neutral funds, down 0.42% (up 1.53% YTD).


In Depth

Q&A: Filippo Pignatti Morano On The Ultimate Alternative Investment...Classic Cars

Jan 29 2015 | 12:37pm ET

In 2011, Filippo Pignatti Morano launched a fund to invest in classic cars. FINalternatives...

Lifestyle

Looking For A Hedge Fund Manager? Try Davos

Jan 28 2015 | 8:48am ET

Davos, Switzerland seems to have become the hedge fund capital of the world—at...

Guest Contributor

Five Tips For Successfully Marketing Your Hedge Fund

Jan 30 2015 | 9:14am ET

When it comes to the hedge fund industry, the notion of “build it and it will...

 

Editor's Note