(Hedgeweek) Global hedge fund industry performance dipped negative in September, with overall industry returns at -0.17 per cent last month, according to the latest data from investment data and analytics firm eVestment. This brings Q3 returns to just barely positive at +0.30 per cent and year to date (YTD) returns to +0.53 per cent. This is a far cry from the industry’s aggregate return of +8.92 per cent for 2017 and, in a generally strong investment market, may re-ignite concerns about the hedge fund industry. Some highlights from the latest data include: Among primary strategies, Distressed funds were the big winners in September. These funds had returns of +0.84 per cent, bringing YTD returns to +4.92 per cent, putting Distressed funds at the top in returns among primary strategies.