Dutch hedge funds on average gained 1.31 per cent in September, as measured by the Finles/IEX Dutch hedge fund index.
The index rose 11.48 per cent in the first nine months of 2009, outperforming the global hedge fund index. The HFRX Global hedge fund index rose 10.8 per cent.
The five best performing funds in September were: All Markets Fund; HIQ Invest Market Neutral Fund; QAM Global Certificate; IdB Real Estate Fund; and Henderson Global Currency Fund.
The five best performing funds YTD are: HIQ Invest Market Neutral Fund (+40 per cent); Antaurus Europe Fund (+36 per cent); IdB Real Estate Fund (+34 per cent); EV Smaller Companies Fund (+31 per cent); and Farringdon Alpha One Fund (+30 per cent).
Since the managers of the Farringdon Alpha One Fund announced their soft close, the fund was removed from the index as of 1 October.
The new MTR Quant Fund will be added to the index as of 1 November.