CTA/managed futures funds outperformed other major strategies in March despite energy sector weakness

Hedge fund managers were down 6.00 per cent in March, outperforming global equities which languished 13.99 per cent over escalating COVID-19 outbreak concerns. 

Around 80 per cent 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 per cent year-to-date. Among the more traditional hedge fund strategies, CTA/managed futures funds were up 1.90 per cent in Q1, outperforming other major strategies for the year.