Alcentra fund takes top spot – November performance review

Alcentra’s €164m Special Situations Fund is top performer YTD, despite a dip in November, with the middle market lending fund up 24.3% YTD.

The fund invests in undervalued, sub-investment grade credit opportunities, primarily in Europe where the firm believes that the deleveraging cycle has only just begun.

New York-based Kane Street ran a distant second, up by 19.93% YTD. The fund was up 4.79% in November achieving the highest monthly return among all top 20 performers with its $106.5m distressed debt fund.

VR Global Offshore Fund saw positive monthly returns of 1.98% after achieving 5.64% last month. The $2.1bn fund focuses on distressed debt and special situations.

$15.4bn Pine River’s $1bn Liquid Rates Fund made it into the top 10, increasing its YTD performance from 9.63% to 11.12% in November.

Deer Park’s STS Partners also made the top 10 with its $1.5bn distressed debt fund up 0.29% in November after falling the previous month. YTD performance has increased from 8.43% in October to 8.74% at the end of November.

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Top Performers in November

NameFund SizeReturns
Top Credit L/S FundHayate Credit Investment$6.3M2.87%
Top Convertible ARBPerinvest Convertible$30M1.22%
Top Fixed Income ARBPine River Liquid Rates Fund$1BN1.36%
Top Distressed SecuritiesKane Street Fund$106.5M4.79%
Top Credit FoHFPortland Private Income Fund$11.5M1.07%
Top Alt Credit 40 Act FundParametric Absolute Return Institutional$33M1.43%
Top Fixed Income ARB UCITS fundHermes Investment - Multi Strategy Credit€693M4.13%

Top 20 Overall YTD (November)

Alcentra Global Special Situations Fund€164m-0.0724.30
Kane Street Fund$106.50 m4.7919.93
Stornoway Recovery Fund$23.90 m0.7716.82
VR Global Offshore Fund$2.1bn1.9815.65
Contrarian Emerging Markets Off Fund$361m1.2913.29
Pine River Liquid Rates Fund$1bn1.3611.12
Income Flood$95.88 m0.8210.49
Endeavour Pembroke Fund$36.20 m0.6810.12
Portland Private Income Fund16,054,4361.078.81
STS Partners Fund$1,500.00 m0.298.74
Clareant Structured Credit Opportunities Fund II€254m1.818.63
Napier Park European Credit Opportunites€364m0.698.03
Platinum Partners Credit Opp Fund$323.00 m0.717.87
BCA Alternative Income Fund$37.7m0.557.70
Capula Global Relative Value Fund$7.9bn0.597.21
Gulf International Bank Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund$353m0.376.79
BAF Latam Trade Finance Fund$750m0.526.78
Bluebird Funds LP$71.61 m0.076.53
TIG Securitised Asset Fund$862m0.266.32
Hayate Credit Investment$741.42 m2.876.29
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