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Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains 0.81% in September
16 Out of 17 Hedge Fund Strategies Post Gains
FAIRFIELD, Iowa, October 20, 2016 — Hedge funds gained 0.81% in September according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year to date, the Index is up 4.26%.
All but one of Barclay’s 17 hedge fund indices gained ground in September. The Healthcare and Biotechnology Index was up 5.39%, its largest one-month gain since January of 2014.
“Although surprises from major central banks whipsawed financial markets, most hedge fund strategies found a path to profitability in September,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.
The Technology Index gained 1.86%, Distressed Securities were up 1.11%, Equity Long Bias gained 0.89%, and Emerging Markets added 0.90%.
The only losing sector in September was the Global Macro Index, which was down 0.53% for the month.
After three quarters, 12 of Barclay’s hedge fund indices have positive returns for the year. Emerging Markets are up 10.08%, the Event Driven Index has gained 8.56%, Distressed Securities are up 8.31%, the Technology Index has gained 4.64%, and Convertible Arbitrage is up 4.10%.
European Equities are down 4.95% year to date, the Global Macro Index has lost 1.40%, Pacific Rim Equities are down 1.36%, and Equity Market Neutral has lost 0.81%.
The Barclay Fund of Funds Index gained 0.48% in September, but remains down 1.19% in 2016.
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