Commodity Hedge Fund Assets Fall

Oct 21 2013 | 1:34pm ET

Commodity hedge funds took a big hit in the third quarter, as poor performance and investor redemptions hammered the sector.

Commodity managers lost $1.6 billion in assets on the quarter, cutting their total by some 5.6%, according to Hedge Fund Research. All told, the sector now manages $26.5 billion.

Such funds have been burned by low volatility—due in no small part to central-bank quantitative-easing programs—and falling commodity prices. In addition, two of the largest funds in the second, Arbalet Capital and Clive Capital, announced that they would close their doors and return money to investors in September.

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