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UCITS Hedge Funds Reach $175 Billion in October

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The total assets managed by single UCITS hedge funds increased to EUR 137 billion ($175 billion) in October. The UCITS Alternative Index is currently composed of more than 870 constituent hedge funds and funds of hedge funds.

UAI Benchmarks:

The UCITS Alternative Index Global ends October down -0.17% bringing its year to date performance to 0.81%. The performance of the Funds of Funds universe is also negative for the period with -0.54% for the UCITS Alternative Index Fund of Funds. The year to date performance of the UAI Funds of Funds is -1.90%. Only 5 out of 11 strategy indices return positive performances in October. Best performing indices are the UAI Multi-Strategy and the UAI Emerging Markets up 0.66% and 0.58% respectively. On the negative side, the UAI CTA and the UAI Commodities are the main detractors, down -2.95% and -1.95%. Event-Driven funds, as measured by the UAI Event-Driven, also post important losses (-1.53%). Six UAI benchmarks are now negative on year to date. The worst performer is the UAI CTA, down -4.65%, followed by the UAI Commodities, down -3.65%. The best performing strategies are Fixed Income, up 4.19%, Emerging Markets, up 3.25% and Multi-Strategy, up 2.34%.

UAI Blue Chip:

The UAI Blue Chip is down -0.20% in October and up 4.00% on year to date. Emerging Markets and Fixed Income funds are the main performance contributors to the Index this month, while the main detractors are the CTA and Event-Driven funds.

UAIX Indices:

The UAIX Long/Short Equity is the best performer in October, up 1.19%. The next best performers are the UAIX Emerging Markets, up 0.74%, and the UAIX Fixed Income Global, up 0.56%. As for negative strategies, the UAIX CTA and the UAIX Event-Driven are down -2.73% and -1.07%. Since the beginning of the year, the UAIX Fixed Income Developed Markets and Fixed Income Global are the best performers, up 6.50% and 6.47%. They are followed by the UAIX Emerging Markets, up 6.02%, and the UAIX Emerging Markets, up 5.67%.

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