Tuesday, October 7, 2008


August Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for August as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +0.12%. September's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +0.28%.

Hedge funds had another down month in August reflected by losses in fourteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,938 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported an August return is -1.25%. The estimates for September, 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, 17 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing negative returns for September.

Hedge Fund Indices and Managed Futures Indices

From the October 2008 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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