Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index Up 2.02% in April
Credit Suisse/Tremont Blue Chip Investable Hedge Fund Index Up 1.68% Net in April
The Credit Suisse/Tremont Managed Futures Sector Invest Index Up 4.44% Net in April
New York, May 15, 2007 The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index is up 2.02% in April according to Oliver Schupp, President of the Credit Suisse Index Co., Inc.
“Consumer confidence was quelled on the back of higher fuel prices, a sagging housing market and a bigger trade deficit that added to slowing economic growth (the 1.3% annual growth rate for the first quarter was less than forecasted, following a 2.5% fourth-quarter pace). Simultaneously, bonds rallied as traders bet on the slowing economy, global equity markets both expanded with record highs and contracted, while speculation led to the belief that the U.S. Fed would not cut interest rates to slow inflation and spur growth,” said Oliver Schupp. “Overall, this market environment has been favorable for the majority of hedge fund strategies. Managed Futures, in particular, was up 4.02% in April as managers generally profited from currencies as the U.S. Dollar and Japanese Yen weakened and the Euro strengthened.”
Performance for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index and its ten sub strategies is calculated monthly. April, March and year-to-date 2007 returns for all categories are listed below and at www.hedgeindex.com
|Category||Apr 2007||Mar 2007||YTD 07|
|Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index||2.02%||1.24%||5.43%|
|Dedicated Short Bias||-2.74%||-0.62%||-1.14%|
|Equity Market Neutral||1.01%||1.65%||3.79%|
| Risk Arbitrage||2.15%||1.29%||4.87%|
|Fixed Income Arbitrage||1.00%||0.90%||3.27%|
The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index value is 406.33 returning 306.33% for the 160-month period since inception (January 1, 1994 through April 30, 2007).
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 438 funds as of April 30, 2007. The following funds joined the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index: Highland Crusader Offshore Partners, ZAIS CDO Opportunity Master Fund Ltd., CQS Capital Structure Arbitrage Master Fund Limited, Basis Pac-Rim Opportunity Fund, III Relative Value Credit Strategies Fund, P.M. CAPITAL Absolute Performance Fund Ltd., O`Connor Global Multi-Strategy Alpha and Stratus - Multi Strategy. The following funds no longer report to the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index: Kuroto Fund LP and Basswood International 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 1.68% net for the month of April 2007. The confirmed performance for March is up 0.97%.
Performance for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index is calculated monthly. Returns for the months of April, March, and year-to-date 2007 are listed below and at www.hedgeindex.com
. The return shown is net of a 0.07% calculation fee.
|Category||Apr 2007||Mar 2007||YTD 07|
|Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Index||1.68%||0.97%||4.02%|
|Dedicated Short Bias||-3.33%||-0.90%||-2.34%|
|Equity Market Neutral||0.49%||1.30%||2.55%|
|Fixed Income Arbitrage||0.49%||0.32%||2.04%|
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 $528 billion in assets managed by 438 funds as of April 30, 2007.
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
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