CTA/Managed Futures Funds Were Up 1.90% In Q1Jacob Wolinsky
CTA/managed futures funds outperformed other major strategies despite weakness in energy sector
Equal-weighted and asset-weighted hedge fund performance
Hedge fund managers were down 6.00% in March, outperforming global equities which languished 13.99% over escalating COVID-19 outbreak concerns. Around 80% of the hedge fund managers tracked by Eurekahedge were able to outperform the global equity market during the month.
Fund managers utilising long volatility and tail risk strategies, which are known to provide crisis alpha and tail risk protection have returned 36.5% year-to-date. Among the more traditional hedge fund strategies, CTA/managed futures funds were up 1.90% in Q1, outperforming other major strategies for the year.
Hedge fund performance by region (2020 YTD)
Hedge fund performance by strategy (2020 YTD)
Performance across asset classes (March 2020 YTD)