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April 15, 2005


April 15, 2005

NEW YORK, NY, April 15, 2005  --- The CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is down 0.15% for March 2005, according to Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse First Boston Tremont Index LLC and senior member of the CSFB Hedge Fund Investments group. 

 "The Dedicated Short sub strategy reported the strongest return for the third month in a row, up 14.42% year-to-date, due to falling stock prices as the major US equity indices ended the month in negative territory," said Mr. Schupp.  "Convertible Arbitrage managers generally reported losses in March due to the persistent selling in convertibles, which accelerated in the second half of the month." 

"The Event Driven sub strategy, which makes up over 20% of the broad Index, is up 2.38% year-to-date as equity and multi-strategy managers in this sector generally reported profits in March," said Robert I. Schulman, Chief Executive Officer of Tremont Capital Management, Inc.  "Many trend following Managed Futures managers were flat to negative for the month.  Classic long-term trend followers generally faired worse than those with shorter-term, contrarian and fundamental factor models."

Performance for the CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index and its ten sub strategies is calculated monthly.  March, February and year-to-date 2005 returns for all categories are listed below and at www.hedgeindex.com.  

Category

 Mar 2005

 Feb 2005

 YTD 05

CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index

 -0.15%

 1.43%

 0.93%

Convertible Arbitrage

 -1.63%

 -0.31%

 -2.72%

Dedicated Short Bias

 3.46%

 3.40%

 14.42%

Emerging Markets

 -1.88%

 3.35%

 2.56%

Equity Market Neutral

 0.43%

 1.02%

 1.81%

Event Driven

 0.57%

 1.59%

 2.38%

Distressed

 0.65%

 1.55%

 2.77%

Event Driven Multi-Strategy

 0.54%

 1.68%

 2.15%

Risk Arbitrage

 0.09%

 0.46%

 0.46%

Fixed Income Arbitrage

 0.27%

 0.91%

 1.28%

Global Macro

 0.51%

 1.40%

 2.62%

Long/Short Equity

 -1.14%

 2.03%

 0.02%

Managed Futures

 0.37%

 0.08%

 -4.97%

Multi-Strategy

 0.12%

 1.01%

 1.14%

 

 

 

 

Dow Jones Industrial Index*

 -2.30%

 2.92%

 -2.06%

MSCI $ World Index*

 -1.89%

 3.21%

 -1.00%

MSCI EAFE US $ Index*

 -2.47%

 4.34%

 -0.10%

NASDAQ Composite US $ Index

 -2.56%

 -0.52%

 -8.10%

*Total Return Indices

The CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index value is 317.49, returning 217.49% for the 135-month period since inception (January 1, 1994 through March 31, 2005).

For additional current and historical data including more comparisons with other widely followed global indices, visit the CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index web site at www.hedgeindex.com.
 

The CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is comprised of 385 funds as of March 31, 2005.
 

Three funds, Banyan Asia Limited, West Broadway Partners and Aquila International Fund Ltd, were removed from the Index because they are no longer reporting. 
 

The Index is constructed using the CSFB/Tremont database of more than 4,500 hedge funds.  It includes both open and closed funds located in the U.S. and offshore, but does not include funds of funds.  In order to qualify for inclusion in the index selection universe, a fund must have a minimum of US $10 million under management, a 12-month track record, and audited financial statements.  Index funds are selected using a formula based on assets under management that ensures the Index represents at least 85% of total assets in each of ten strategy-based sectors in the selection universe.  Once added, funds are not excluded until they liquidate or fail to meet the reporting requirements, in order to minimize survivorship bias.  The Index is calculated as a total return index on a monthly basis, adjusted for asset in- and outflow, including a reselection according to the procedure outlined above on a quarterly basis.


Returns for the CSFB/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index
 

The CSFB/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index is down an estimated 0.13% net for the month of March 2005.  The confirmed performance for February is up 0.78% net.
 

Performance for the CSFB/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index and its ten sub strategies is calculated monthly. Returns for the months of March, February and year-to-date 2005 for all categories are listed below and at www.hedgeindex.com.  The returns shown are net of a 0.07% calculation fee.
 

Category

   Mar 2005

  Feb 2005

 YTD 05

CSFB/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index

 -0.13%

 0.78%

 0.00%

Investable Convertible Arbitrage

 -1.16%

 -0.14%

 -1.74%

Investable Dedicated Short Bias

 2.80%

 1.75%

 10.16%

Investable Emerging Markets

 -2.53%

 4.19%

 2.48%

Investable Equity Market Neutral

 0.41%

 0.05%

 0.98%

Investable Event Driven

 0.34%

 0.83%

 0.78%

Investable Fixed Income Arbitrage

 0.34%

 0.64%

 0.79%

Investable Global Macro

 0.12%

 0.73%

 1.33%

Investable Long/Short Equity

 -0.71%

 1.86%

 1.20%

Investable Managed Futures

 0.01%

 -1.21%

 -7.03%

Investable Multi-Strategy

 0.06%

 0.80%

 0.23%

The CSFB/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index was launched with 60 funds across 10 style-based sectors.  The Investable Index was set at 100 on August 1, 2003.  As of April 1, 2005, the aggregate assets under management of the index constituents were approximately $113 billion. 

The funds currently included in the index are available on the web site at www.hedgeindex.com

The CSFB/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index is designed to give investors broad exposure to hedge funds as an asset class.  It fulfills investor demand for index-linked products created to reduce dependency on fund manager selection and fund concentration risk.

The CSFB/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index is based on the broad CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index, which is the largest hedge fund index with $320 billion in assets managed by 385 funds as of March 31, 2005.

The funds in the CSFB/Tremont Investable Index, selected from the funds included in the broad index, generally comprise the six largest funds that are open to investment and meet certain liquidity conditions in each of the 10 style-based sectors.  The fund selection rules can be found on www.hedgeindex.com and include the following criteria:

  • Funds are selected from the CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index by an asset-based formula
  • The funds generally represent the six largest eligible "open" funds in each of the ten sectors
  • The funds are determined by application of the construction rules
  • Member funds must provide timely performance reporting, audited financials and offering memorandum review for inclusion

The CSFB/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index is calculated monthly and re-balanced semi-annually.

Additional features of the Investable Index include:

  • Transparency via www.hedgeindex.com and pages on Bloomberg and Reuters
  • A broad suite of index-linked investment products through CSFB

Returns for the CSFB/Tremont  Sector Invest Indices

Performance for the CSFB/Tremont Sector Invest Indices is calculated monthly.

Returns for the months of March, February and year-to-date 2005 for all Sector Invest Indices are listed below and at www.hedgeindex.com.  The returns shown are net of a 0.07% calculation fee.

 

Index

 Mar 2005

 Feb 2005

 YTD 2005

Sector Invest Convertible Arbitrage

 -1.20%

 -0.09%

 -1.99%

Sector Invest Dedicated Short Bias

 2.76%

 3.06%

 11.85%

Sector Invest Emerging Markets

 -2.45%

 3.83%

 1.82%

Sector Invest Equity Market Neutral

 -0.05%

 0.47%

 1.13%

Sector Invest Event Driven

 0.38%

 1.09%

 0.91%

Sector Invest Fixed Income Arbitrage

 0.38%

 0.63%

 1.35%

Sector Invest Global Macro

 -0.38%

 0.84%

 0.94%

Sector Invest Long/Short Equity

 -0.47%

 1.96%

 1.24%

Sector Invest Managed Futures

 -0.35%

 -0.69%

 -6.69%

Sector Invest Multi-Strategy

 -0.11%

 0.64%

 -0.07%

The CSFB/Tremont Sector Invest Indices were launched with 114 funds across 10 style-based sectors.  Each Sector Invest Index was set at 100 on October 1, 2004. 

As of April 1, 2005, the aggregate assets under management of the index constituents were approximately $141 billion. 

The funds currently included in the index are available on the web site at www.hedgeindex.com<. 

These new indices are constructed to provide objective benchmarks of the style-based investment strategies in the hedge fund universe.  They fulfill investor demand for index-linked products created to reduce dependency on fund manager selection and fund concentration risk while allowing investors to play an active role in their tactical asset allocation.

The CSFB/Tremont Sector Invest Indices are derived from the broad CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index, the most widely quoted hedge fund index in the world with $320 billion in assets managed by 385 funds as of March 31, 2005.

The funds in the CSFB/Tremont Sector Invest Indices, selected from the funds included in the broad index, generally comprise the largest funds that are open to investment and meet certain liquidity conditions in each of the 10 style-based sectors.  The fund selection rules can be found on www.hedgeindex.com and include the following criteria:

  • Funds are selected from the CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index by an asset-based formula
  • The funds generally represent the largest eligible "open" funds in each of the ten sectors
  • The funds are determined by application of the construction rules
  • Member funds must provide timely performance reporting, audited financials and offering memorandum review for inclusion

The CSFB/Tremont Sector Invest Indices are calculated monthly and will be re-balanced semi-annually.

Additional features of the Sector Invest Indices include:

  • Transparency via www.hedgeindex.com and pages on Bloomberg and Reuters
  • A broad suite of index-linked investment products through CSFB

Credit Suisse First Boston Tremont Index LLC is the joint venture company of Credit Suisse First Boston Index Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Credit Suisse First Boston Inc., and Tremont Capital Management, Inc.  Credit Suisse First Boston Tremont Index LLC is headquartered at 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010-3629.

Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) is a leading global investment bank serving institutional, corporate, government and individual clients. CSFB's businesses include securities underwriting, sales and trading, investment banking, private equity, financial advisory services, investment research, venture capital, correspondent brokerage services and asset management. CSFB operates in 69 locations in 33 countries across five continents. The Firm is a business unit of the Zurich-based Credit Suisse Group, a leading global financial services company.

 Tremont Capital Management, Inc. is one of the leading global alternative investment management firms, whose business lines include research and investment management services, sale and distribution of its proprietary investment products. Tremont advises on over $13 billion in alternative investment assets.  Through its information and market intelligence, the firm provides data on the performance of more than 3,000 alternative investment managers and funds.  Tremont is headquartered in Rye, New York and has offices in Toronto, Bermuda and London.

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