March 15 2002
CSFB/TREMONT HEDGE FUND INDEX IS DOWN -0.6% IN FEBRUARY
Dedicated Short Bias Index is Top Performer -- Up 2.93%
NEW YORK, NY, March 15, 2002 --- The CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is down -0.6% for February 2002, according to Robert S. Sloan, Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse First Boston Tremont Index LLC.
"Market uncertainty continues to plague investors as volatility reigns," said Mr. Sloan. "The CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is flat year-to-date and did not sustain much impact by the devaluation of the Lipper Convertibles funds, which account for less than 0.5% of the overall Index."
"Dedicated short bias and emerging markets funds returned 2.9%, although under closer inspection, short bias funds were up 2.93% and emerging markets funds gained 2.89%," said Robert I. Schulman, President of Tremont Advisers. "This is the fourth consecutive month for emerging markets funds to excel, and year-to-date that trading style outperforms all other sectors" up 5.7%."
Performance for the CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index and the nine style-based sector indices are calculated monthly. February, January and year-to-date 2002 returns for all categories are listed below and at www.hedgeindex.com
|Category || |
|Jan 2001 ||Y 2002|
|CSFB/Tremont/Index ||-0.6% ||.5% ||0.0%|
|Convertible Arbitrage ||-3.1% ||1.1% ||-2.1%|
|Dedicated Short Bias ||2.9% ||1.0% ||4.0%|
|Emerging Markets ||2.9% ||2.8% ||5.7%|
|Equity Market Neutral ||0.0% ||0.1% ||0.1%|
|Event Driven ||-0.3% ||1.2% ||0.8%|
|Fixed Income Arbitrage ||0.9% ||1.0% ||1.9%|
|Global Macro ||0.5% ||2.6% ||3.2%|
|Long/Short Equity ||-1.0% ||-0.6% ||-1.6%|
|Managed Futures ||-2.4% ||-1.3% ||-3.6%|
|Dow Jones Ind. Index ||1.9% ||-1.0% ||0.8%|
|MSCI EAFE Index ||0.6% ||-5.4% ||-4.8%|
|MSCI World Index ||-1.0% ||-3.1% ||-4.1%|
|S&P 500 ||-2.1% ||-1.6% ||-3.6%|
|Nasdaq ||-10.5% ||0.8% ||-11.2%|
The CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index has returned 141.11% for the 98-month period since inception (January 1, 1994 through February 28, 2002).
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 381 funds as of January 1, 2002, up from 369 funds as of December 1, 2001. The Index is constructed using a database of more than 2,600 hedge funds. It includes both U.S. and offshore funds, but does not include funds of funds. In order to qualify for inclusion in the index selection universe, a fund must have US $10 million under management, a 12-month track record, and an audited financial statement. Index funds are selected using a formula based on assets under management that ensures the Index always represents at least 85% of total assets in the selection universe. Once added, funds are not excluded until they liquidate or fail to meet the financial reporting requirements, in order to minimize survivorship bias. The Index is calculated on a monthly basis and adjusted for capitalization and return.
The CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index, the only asset-weighted hedge fund benchmark, was designed to establish a standard for tracking and comparing hedge fund performance against other major asset classes, like the S&P 500, on a global basis. Its web site provides interactive tools that allow users to manipulate the information and customize their research.
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 Advisers, Inc. The companyÂ’s management team includes from CSFB, Paul Calello, Managing Director; Robert S. Sloan, Managing Director; and Roland Lorenzo, Managing Director, and from Tremont Advisers, Robert I. Schulman, President and Co-CEO. 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. CSFBÂ’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 over 89 locations across more than 37 countries on 6 continents. The Firm is a business unit of the Zurich-based Credit Suisse Group, a leading global financial services company.
Tremont Advisers, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oppenheimer Acquisitions Corp., the parent company of OppenheimerFunds, Inc., one of the nationÂ’s most respected asset managers. Tremont is a diversified holding company, which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in three core businesses: advisory services, information & research, and investment products for the global alternative investment industry. Tremont holds leadership positions in each of its specialty areas and advises on approximately $9 billion in alternative investment assets. Through its London-based information and market intelligence unit, TASS Research, the firm provides data on the performance of more than 2,600 alternative investment managers and funds. Tremont manages in excess of $1 billion in proprietary funds and has more than $200 million in insurance policies related to alternative investments.
Tremont''''s wholly owned subsidiaries, Tremont Partners, Inc., and Tremont Securities, Inc. are registered as investment advisers under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and as a registered broker/dealer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, respectively. Tremont is headquartered in Rye, New York and has offices in Toronto, Bermuda and London.
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For further information: Robert S. Sloan (212) 325-2773
Roland Lorenzo 44 (207) 883-6102
Robert I. Schulman (914) 925-1160
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