Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index Is Up 1.83% in December, Up 13.86% Year End
Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index Is Up 1.71% in December
Managed Futures Sector Invest Index Is Up 4.05% Net in December
New York, January 16, 2007 The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is up 1.83% in December, finishing the year with a total return of 13.86% according to Oliver Schupp, President of the Credit Suisse Tremont Index, LLC.
“A stronger than expected year was experienced as a favorable market environment drove the majority of hedge fund strategies to produce positive end of year results. Record highs in global markets and mergers and acquisition activity along with a stronger than expected earnings season, a pause in the continual increasing of interest rates by the Federal Reserve, high energy prices and volatility fluctuations were positive contributors to hedge fund performance for 2006,” said Oliver Schupp. Global equity markets rallied in December as investors gained confidence that the global economy will continue to grow in 2007 in part from indications that the housing market would stabilize and from the US dollar gaining slightly against the EUR and Yen. Overall, this favorable market environment bolstered performance and the majority of hedge fund sectors ended December on a positive note with the Managed Futures sector as the best performing sector in December, up 4.05% and the Emerging Markets sector as the best performing sector for 2006 up 20.49%.”
Performance for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index and its ten sub strategies is calculated monthly. December, November and year-to-date 2006 returns for all categories are listed below and at www.hedgeindex.com
|Category||Dec 2006||Nov 2006||YTD 06|
|Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index||1.83%||2.07%||13.86%|
|Dedicated Short Bias||0.63%||-5.46%||-6.61%|
|Equity Market Neutral||0.88%||0.97%||11.15%|
| Risk Arbitrage||0.49%||3.01%||8.15%|
|Fixed Income Arbitrage||0.72%||1.16%||8.66%|
The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index value is 385.41 returning 285.41% for the 156-month period since inception (January 1, 1994 through December 31, 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 433 funds as of December 31, 2006. The following funds no longer report to the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index: Watch Hill Strategic, Penta Master Fund Ltd and Brummer & Partners Latitude. The following funds have changed names from: Mellon HBV Master Global Event Driven Fund LP to Fursa Master Global Event Driven Fund LP, and Thames River Nevsky Fund Ltd to Nevsky Fund Ltd.
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 1.71% net for the month of December 2006. The confirmed performance for November is up 1.13%.
Performance for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index is calculated monthly. Returns for the months of December, November, 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||Dec 2006||Nov 2006||YTD 06|
|Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Index||1.71%||1.13%||9.51%|
|Dedicated Short Bias||0.87%||-2.62%||-6.20%|
|Equity Market Neutral||0.36%||0.28%||6.13%|
|Fixed Income Arbitrage||1.19%||0.27%||5.56%|
The Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index was launched with 60 funds and was set at a value of 100 on August 1, 2003. The funds currently included in the index are available on the website 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 approximately $477 billion in assets managed by 433 funds as of December 31, 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:
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.
- 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
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 $8 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.
Credit Suisse Asset Management business manages portfolios, mutual funds and other investment vehicles for a broad spectrum of clients globally ranging from governments, institutions and corporations to private individuals. It offers investment products across the full spectrum of asset classes, including equities, fixed income, commodities and multiple-asset class products. Credit Suisse offers the full range of alternative investments including real estate, hedge funds, private equity and volatility management.
The asset management business of Credit Suisse is comprised of a number of legal entities around the world that are subject to distinct regulatory requirements; certain asset management products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types.
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For further information:
Oliver Schupp (212) 538-8179
Meg Bode (516) 869-6610
Mary Claire Delaney (212) 325-4290