Hedge funds had a positive month in July reflected by gains in sixteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,583 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a July return is +2.81%. The estimates for August, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 16 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for August.
Commodity Trading Advisor performance for July as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged -0.23%. August’s estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +0.21%.
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From the September 2009 issue of Barclay’s Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.