Tough year for quantitative funds

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Quant funds have been gnashing their teeth since the credit crunch of 2008. The pain has intensified, as the sector is facing one of its worst years ever. Renaissance Technologies Futures Fund, for example, was down 6.1 percent as of mid-November, and the Highbridge quantitative commodities fund was down 10 percent as of the end of October, notes the FT. Overall, these funds are lagging other funds. Article