Canadian convertible, Alcentra lead returns – July performance review

Canadian convertible bond fund SMI Defensive remains the top performer YTD following its huge returns earlier this year.

$24.1bn global asset manager Alcentra moves up to second place with July returns of 6.49% for its Alcentra Global Special Situations Fund bringing total returns YTD to 22.79%. Its special situation strategy seeks to invest in undervalued, sub-investment grade credit opportunities, primarily in Europe.

Copernico Capital Partners’ Latin America Strategic Fund continues to do well with a 1.35% gain in July taking YTD returns above 18%. The Argentina-based hedge fund has a primary event-driven strategy looking for mispriced securities in the region, alongside momentum trades and a range of fixed income instruments.

David Tepper’s flagship $7.95bn Palomino fund also features highly despite subdued returns of -0.6% for the month. Other notable funds in the top 20 include Axa’s Private Selection Open Bonds fund, the top performing FoHF in the ACI data pages, and Deer Park Road’s $1.6bn STS Partners Fund, which climbed slightly in July to post YTD returns of 9.37%. Contrarian Capital’s $422m emerging markets fund moved into the top 20 with monthly returns of 4.44%.

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Top Performers in July

NameFund SizeReturns
Top Credit L/S FundAlcentra Global Special Situations Fund€141M6.49%
Top Convertible ARBCamden Equity Overlay Fund$399m1.89%
Top Fixed Income ARBHellebore Credit Arbitrage$56m2.09%
Top Distressed SecuritiesJLP Partners Fund$32m4.81%
Top Credit FoHFBSI Multi Manager Directional Fund A$139m1.39%
Top Alt Credit 40 Act FundJanus Global Unconstrained Bond$1.5bn1.54%
Top Fixed Income ARB UCITS fundCentris Capital - Liquid Stressed Debt€34m2.67%

Top 20 Overall YTD (July)

NameFund sizeTotal return JulyTotal return YTD
SMI Defensive LP$91m-2.68364.13
Alcentra Global Special Situations Fund€141m6.4922.79
Copernico Latin America Strategic$86 m1.3518.55
Stornoway Recovery Fund$24m0.4913.92
Palomino Fund$7.95bn-0.6012.90
LMR Alpha Rates Trading Fund$246m1.0910.12
Quest Global Convertible Fund$30 m0.459.87
Endeavour Pembroke Fund$35 m2.639.79
STS Partners Fund$1.6bn0.159.37
Contrarian Emerging Markets Off Fund$422m4.448.92
TCA Global Credit Fund€613m0.608.35
Acuity Corporate Opportunity Fund$28 m0.818.34
The Third Friday Total Return Fund$21 m1.347.94
Asgard Fixed Income Fund€270m0.247.73
LNG Europa Credit Fund$151m0.797.49
BSI Multi Manager Directional Fund$139 m1.3937.402
Kayne Anderson Infrastructure Income$450 m-1.297.22
Hellebore Credit Arbitrage Class A USD$56 m2.097.12
Sanctum Fixed Income Fund$216m1.17.12
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