Hedge Funds Surge In September

Oct 10 2007 | 7:09am ET

Hedge funds rebounded nicely from the summer of subprime in September, posting one of their best months in a decade.

Following last month’s big losses, hedge funds rose 3.27% last month, according to HedgeFund.net’s HFN Hedge Fund Aggregate Index. It was the largest monthly increase in four years, and the second largest in eight. The index is now up 9.4% YTD.

What’s more, the gains were broad-based, with just one strategy—short-bias (down 2.45% in September, down 1.43% year-to-date)—in negative territory for the month. In fact, strategies hardest hit in August performed the best in September.

CTA/managed futures funds rebounded nicely, leading the way with a 6.15% return (up 7.11% YTD). Energy sector and emerging markets funds rose 4.99% (13.95% YTD) and 4.6% (16.79% YTD), respectively. Long-only and long/short equity funds enjoyed the month as well, adding 3.15% (10.55% YTD) and 2.98% (10.66%).

On the other hand, distressed managers rose just 0.57% last month, but are still down 2.06% year-to-date.

Regionally, Latin America funds remained the top-performing strategy overall, adding 3.83% last month to reach 20.81% year-to-date. Asian funds added 4.33% and are up 14.84% year-to-date.


In Depth

GSAM’s Papagiannis on Liquid Alternatives

May 25 2016 | 5:07pm ET

The popularity of liquid alternatives strategies has blossomed in recent years,...

Lifestyle

From Modern Trader: Stephen Curry is a Black Swan

May 18 2016 | 7:43pm ET

What do the rise of the Internet, the sinking of the Titanic, 9/11, and Stephen...

Guest Contributor

LendingClub and the Question of Internal Hedge Funds

May 19 2016 | 8:42pm ET

Peer-to-peer lending platform LendingClub Corp. has been in the news since the firm...