Canadian convertible posts huge returns – June performance review

Canadian convertible bond fund SMI Defensive is currently the top performer in the alt credit space with significant YTD returns of 376.91%.

SMI Opportunities, previously Silvercreek Capital, is a Toronto-based firm run by Bryn Joynt and Louise Morwick. The huge returns for the $92m fund were put down to the “resolution of an outstanding situation [they] had been running for some years”, although the pair did not elaborate further when contacted by ACI.

Copernico Capital Partners’ Latin America Strategic Fund continues to feature highly, despite a -2.75% fall for June reducing YTD gains to 16.97%. 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 moved into the top three despite a -0.54% monthly fall while Deer Park Road’s $1.5bn STS Partners Fund, climbed towards double-digit returns YTD with a 0.60% increase for June.

Other $1bn+ funds in the top 20 include the $2.4bn Pimco Global Credit Opportunity Fund, which was up 1.45% in a tough month for credit managers, and the $1bn Pine River Liquid Rates Fund, up 1.16% in June

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Top Performers in June

NameFund SizeReturns
Top Credit L/S FundSorin Alpha Real Estt Strat-Fund of One$495m3.31%
Top Convertible ARBSMI Defensive LP$92m1.51%
Top Fixed Income ARBBarnegat Investments Ltd$668m1.24%
Top Distressed SecuritiesStornoway Recovery Fund$24m1.97%
Top Credit FoHFPortland Private Income Fund A$11.5m0.68%
Top Alt Credit 40 Act FundBlackRock Allocation Tgt Shares Ser P$305m1.59%
Top Fixed Income ARB UCITS fundAntecedo - CIS Strategic Invest€14m10.21%

Top 20 Overall YTD (June)

NameFund sizeTotal return JuneTotal return YTD
SMI Defensive LP$92m1.51376.91
Copernico Latin America Strategic Cl A$85 m-2.7516.97
Palomino Fund$7.95bn-0.5413.47
Stornoway Recovery Fund$24m1.9713.37
Quest Global Convertible Fund LTD$30 m0.119.38
STS Partners Fund$1,560 m0.609.20
Axa private selection open bonds€31m-2.778.71
Finisterre Global Opportunity Master$879 m0.658.62
Kayne Anderson Infrastructure Income$444 m-0.518.60
Delta Prime ESSF€62m-0.217.96
Acuity Corporate Opportunity Fund Ltd$28 m2.207.47
Endeavour Pembroke Fund Limited$34 m0.706.98
LNG Europa Credit Fund$148m-0.366.65
The Third Friday Total Return Fund, L.P.$18 m-0.026.51
Raven Rock Credit Offshore Fund$206m-1.596.17
Pimco Global Credit Opportunity Fund$2.4bn1.456.00
Sanctum Fixed Income Fund$187m-0.445.95
Pine River Liquid Rates Fund$1,011 m1.165.93
BSI Multi Manager Directional Fund USD M$141 M-0.675.93
Kingdon Credit Master Fund L.P.$378 m-0.335.84
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