Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index Is Up 2.22% in April
Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index Is Up 1.77% Net In April
Emerging Markets Sector Invest Index Is Up 4.02% Net in April
NEW YORK, NY, May 15, 2006 --- The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is up 2.22% in April, according to Oliver Schupp, President of the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index.
“The equity markets continued an upward trend due to ongoing corporate activity, the Bank of China’s announcement that it would raise interest rates and the manager’s exposure to energy and commodities markets contributed to the positive performance of 2.34% for Long/Short Equity managers and the strongest performing sector this month for the Emerging Market managers of 3.82% in April,” said Oliver Schupp.
“Global Macro and Managed Futures managers continued their upward trend with a 2.86% return and 2.92% for Managed Futures managers in April. The sectors profited from a significant downward movement of the US Dollar vs. Euro and Yen and booming economies of the emerging markets that stroked demand for oil, coal and other raw materials, resulting in gold reaching a 26 year high, and oil, copper and metals prices setting all time record highs.”
“Fixed Income Arbitrage managers performed well in April with a return of 2.05%, benefiting from a change in the shape of the yield curve and a rise in the 10-year Treasury yields, said Robert I. Schulman, Chief Executive Officer of Tremont Capital Management, Inc. “The onset of the earnings season provided managers with an abundance of attractive opportunities through April. Levels of new issuance were healthy through the U.S. and Asia and managers remain optimistic that these levels will continue. The Convertible Arbitrage managers profited from trading around these new issues with a 0.75% return in April.”
Performance for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index and its ten sub strategies is calculated monthly. April, March and year-to-date 2006 returns for all categories are listed below and at www.hedgeindex.com
|Category||Apr 2006||Mar 2006||YTD 06|
|Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index||2.22%||1.82%||7.80%|
|Dedicated Short Bias||-0.75%||-3.32%||-6.54%|
|Equity Market Neutral||2.02%||1.62%||5.65%|
| Risk Arbitrage||0.30%||0.97%||3.52%|
|Fixed Income Arbitrage||2.05%||0.57%||4.15%|
|FTSE All World Index*||3.33%||2.21%||10.84%|
*Total Return Indices
The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index value is 364.88 returning 264.88% for the 148-month period since inception (January 1, 1994 through April 30, 2006).
For additional current and historical data including more comparisons with other widely followed global indices, visit the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index web site at www.hedgeindex.com
The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is comprised of 424 funds as of April 30, 2006.
The following funds are no longer reporting to the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index: Lion Global Opportunity Fund Ltd, UT Technology Partners, and Double Alpha Fund. The following fund, Sagamore Hill Hub Fund Ltd, changed strategy classification from Multi-Strategy to Event Driven. The following funds were added to the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index: Bear Stearns Emerging Markets Macro Master Fund Ltd, FrontPoint Asia Pacific Fund LP, Talentum Activedge & Enhanced Funds, Amber Master Fund SPC, Drake Global Opportunities Fund, AlphaGen Capella Fund Ltd., Rodinia Master Fund Ltd., RAB Special Situations Fund, FrontPoint Japan Funds, Highline Capital, Pershing Square, FrontPoint Financial Services Fund LP., AlphaGen Tucana Fund Ltd., AlphaGen Hokuto Fund Ltd., AlphaGen Velas Fund Ltd., Aster-X Europe Fund, and IKOS Financial Fund.
The Index is constructed using the Credit Suisse/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 fund of funds. In order to qualify for inclusion in the index selection universe, a fund must have a minimum of US $50 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. In order to minimize survivorship bias funds are not excluded until they liquidate or fail to meet the reporting requirements. 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.
Return for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index
The Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index is up an estimated 1.77% net for the month of April 2006. The confirmed performance for March is up 1.60% net.
Performance for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index is calculated monthly. Returns for the months of April, March, and year-to-date 2006 are listed below and at www.hedgeindex.com
. The return shown is net of a 0.07% calculation fee.
|Category||Apr 2006||Mar 2006||YTD 06|
|Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Index||1.77%||1.60%||5.59%|
|Dedicated Short Bias||-0.53%||-2.63%||-6.40%|
|Equity Market Neutral||1.05%||1.21%||3.94%|
|Fixed Income Arbitrage||1.62%||0.68%||3.19%|
The Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index was launched with 60 funds and was set at 100 on August 1, 2003.
The funds currently included in the index are available on the web site at www.hedgeindex.com.
The Credit Suisse/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 Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index is based on the broad Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index, which is the largest hedge fund index with $414.8 billion in assets managed by 424 funds as of April 30, 2006.
The funds in the Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Index or the Credit Suisse/Tremont Sector Invest Indices are selected from the funds included in the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index. The Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index and the Credit Suisse/Tremont Sector Invest Index 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 Credit Suisse/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
Additional features of the Credit Suisse/Tremont Index series include:
- Transparency via www.hedgeindex.com and pages on Bloomberg and Reuters, Wall Street Journal Asia and Europe.
- A broad suite of index-linked investment products through Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse Tremont Index LLC is the joint venture company of Credit Suisse Index Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Credit Suisse Inc., and Tremont Capital Management, Inc. Credit Suisse Tremont Index LLC is headquartered at 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010-3629.
Tremont Capital Management, Inc. is a leading hedge fund asset management firm which provides and manages investment products and customized portfolios, and offers related services, on a worldwide basis. Currently managing approximately $9 billion in assets, Tremont maintains offices in Rye, New York; London; Toronto, Hong Kong and Bermuda.
As one of the world's leading banks, Credit Suisse provides its clients with investment banking, private banking and asset management services worldwide. Credit Suisse offers advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is active in over 50 countries and employs approximately 40,000 people. Credit Suisse's parent company, Credit Suisse Group, is a leading global financial services company headquartered in Zurich. Credit Suisse Group's registered shares (CSGN) are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CSR), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.
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For further information:
Oliver Schupp (212) 538-8179
Robert I. Schulman (914) 925-1140
Meg Bode (516) 869-6610
Mary Claire Delaney (212) 325-4290