NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)–Hedge fund strategies in the S&P Hedge Fund Index returned 1.53% in October, bringing year-to-date returns for the period to 9.03%.
Performance was boosted by especially strong returns from the S&P Directional/Tactical Index, which returned 2.85% in October and 12.02% in the first 10 months of the year. The category includes long/short equity funds, futures funds and global macro funds.
Also doing well were strategies tracked by the S&P Event Driven Index, which returned 1.46% in the month, and is up a very solid 14.06% year-to-date through October. The Event Driven index is composed of merger arbitrage, distressed and special situations approaches.