Best and Worst Hedge Funds


NilssonHedge maintains several pages showing the top and bottom hedge funds for each category. This page shows all of the funds in the database, regardless of strategy choice. Thus, for certain more volatile strategies, such as Cryptos or highly leveraged CTAs, this page may not be representative.

The Top 10 and Worst 10 funds for the reporting month are shown below. This is based on our proprietary composite data streams but may contain errors. These are not filtered for Asset Under Management and are ranked on a simple return metric without adjusting for volatility. We only rank funds that have reported returns for the current reporting month.

For the year we have identified the following funds as being the best / worst from a performance perspective.

NilssonHedge does not endorse any managers on the list and ending up at the top or bottom probably tells you more about the risk of a particular than anything else.

The scatter plots above shows the relationship between AUM and Returns (MTD/YTD). Large managers have progressively larger circles, showing that they have earned or lost more money. In some cases, we do not have reliable AUM numbers.

There may be additional funds that are better or worse, that we have not captured in our database. Please do tell us if we are missing your fund and we are happy to capture the data.

The pdf report can be found here (mtd) and here (ytd).

Flash Report Largest Managers – Shows top 40 managers by AUM that has reported returns for the month with a reported AUM above $100mn.