November 15, 2000
CSFB/TREMONT HEDGE FUND INDEX IS DOWN -1.1% IN OCTOBER.
Dedicated Short Bias Index is Top Performer -- Up 6.1% for the Month. Quarterly Reselection Adds 7 Funds, Drops 5.
NEW YORK, NY, November 15, 2000 --- The CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is down �1.1% for October 2000, according to Robert S. Sloan, Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse First Boston Tremont Index LLC.
October was a month of uncertainty for long-only investors as the Dow recouped its losses to finish up 3% for the month, but the NASDAQ finished down again at �8.3%, said Mr. Sloan. Short sellers outperformed all major indices for the second month in a row, which served to soften losses for diversified portfolios as measured by the CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index. The CSFB/Tremont Dedicated Short Bias Index is up 6.1% for October following gains of 9.9% in September.
Any opportunity to limit directional exposure to the markets this year has proven vital, said Nicola Meaden, Director of Tremont Advisers. Indices are reflecting dismal performance world-wide, but the hedge fund index is up 3.7%.
Performance for the CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index and the nine style-driven sub-indices are calculated monthly. October and year-to-date 2000 returns for all categories are listed below and at www.hedgeindex.com.
|Dedicated Short Bias
|Equity Market Neutral
|Fixed Income Arbitrage
|Dow Jones Ind. Index
|MSCI EAFE Index
|MSCI World Index
The CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index returned 128.5% for the 82-month period since inception (January 1, 1994 through October 31, 2000).
For additional current and historical data including more comparisons with other widely followed global indices, visit the web site at www.hedgeindex.com.
The CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is comprised of 337 funds as of October 1, 2000, up from 335 funds.
The Index is reselected quarterly, and seven funds were added in October while five funds were dropped. The seven additional funds include: ACM Technology Hedge Fund, D.E. Shaw Valence International Fund 1, Global Growth and Income Master Fund LDC, Ivory Capital Ltd, Onyx Fund Ltd, Sierra Europe Offshore Ltd � Euro, and Waterville Associates Ltd. The five dropped funds were BAREP � Performance Futures (EURO) 1997, Battery Fund Ltd, Springfield Global Arbitrage Fund Ltd, Quota Fund NV, and Vector Global Trading Ltd � Class A Shares.
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. Funds are not excluded until they liquidate or fail to meet the financial reporting requirements, in order to minimize survivorship bias. In order to qualify for inclusion in the universe, a fund must have US $10 million under management and an audited financial statement. 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 company''''s management team includes from CSFB, Paul Calello, Managing Director, Robert S. Sloan, Managing Director, and Roland Lorenzo, Director, and from Tremont Advisers, Robert I. Schulman, President and Co-CEO, and Nicola Meaden, Director. Credit Suisse First Boston Tremont Index LLC is headquartered at 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010-3629.
Credit Suisse First Boston is a leading global investment banking firm, providing comprehensive financial advisory, capital raising, sales and trading, and financial products for users and suppliers of capital around the world. It operates in over 60 offices across more than 30 countries and has more than 15,000 employees. As of December 31, 1999, CSFB has $9.8 billion in revenues, $7.8 billion in equity and $275 billion in assets. The Firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Zurich-based Credit Suisse Group. For more information on Credit Suisse First Boston, please visit our website at http://www.csfb.com.
Tremont Advisers, Inc. (TMAV) is a diversified holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in three core businesses: consulting, 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 $6.5 billion in alternative investment assets. Through its London-based information and market intelligence unit, TASS Investment Research Ltd, the firm provides data on the performance of more than 2,600 alternative investment managers and funds. Tremont manages in excess of $500 million in proprietary funds and has more than $100 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.
Certain statements in this Press Release constitute forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the companies to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. The Companies assume no obligation to update these forward looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumption or changes in other factors affecting such forward looking statements.
For further information:
Robert S. Sloan (212) 325-2773
Roland Lorenzo (212) 325-2773
Robert I. Schulman (914) 925-1160
Nicola Meaden 44 (207) 222-0099
Meg Bode (516) 869-6610