Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index confirms May performance up 4.06%, year-to-date performance up 6.72%
New York, June 15, 2009 Final performance for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index confirmed up 4.06% in May, according to Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., Inc.
Mr. Schupp said, “Hedge funds finished up 4.06% in May, capturing the largest monthly gains since February 2000. Emerging Markets funds were the strongest performers, finishing up 6.96%. The Emerging Markets sector has experienced a significant turnaround over the last three months as risk appetite seems to be returning to markets, and investors are encouraged by positive signs of global growth and rising commodities prices.” Schupp added, “Convertible Arbitrage managers also performed well during May as funds capitalized on the overall appreciation in convertible bonds globally. The Convertible Arbitrage sector has been up every month this year, and redemption pressure seems to have eased substantially as a result.”
The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index (“Broad Index”) is the industry’s premier asset-weighted hedge fund index. Unlike equal-weighted indices, the Broad Index does not underweight top performers and overweight decliners to provide the most accurate representation of the hedge fund universe.
Performance for the Benchmark Broad Index and its ten sub-strategies is calculated monthly. May, April and 2009 returns are listed below and are available at www.hedgeindex.com.
|Category||May 2009||Apr 2009||YTD 09|
|Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index||4.06%||1.68%||6.72%|
|Dedicated Short Bias||-0.55%||-9.57%||-9.02%|
|Equity Market Neutral||3.63%||1.29%||1.31%|
| Risk Arbitrage||1.85%||0.72%||5.38%|
|Fixed Income Arbitrage||4.33%||1.93%||9.81%|
The following twelve funds are no longer reporting to the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index: III Relative Value/Macro Hub Ltd, Pequot Core Global Fund, Kayne Anderson Capital Income Partners, AlphaGen Avior Fund Ltd, Leonardo Capital Fund Ltd, Global Opportunities Fund, Smith Breeden Mortgage Partners LP, New Star European Hedge Fund Ltd, Lansdowne Macro Fund Ltd, AlphaGen Velas Fund Ltd, JWM Global Macro Portfolio Company Ltd, CQS Capital Structure Arbitrage Master Fund Limited.
The Index is constructed using the Credit Suisse/Tremont database of more than 5,000 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 USD 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, which ensures that 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 outflows, including a reselection according to the procedure outlined above, on a quarterly basis.
The Credit Suisse/Tremont family of hedge fund indices includes four separate indices:
- The Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”), an asset-weighted benchmark that measures hedge fund performance
- The AllHedge Index (“SECTAH”), an investable index comprised of all 10 Credit Suisse/Tremont Sector Invest indices weighted according to the sector weights of the Broad Index
- The Blue Chip Index (“INVX”), an investable index comprised of the 60 largest funds across the ten style-based sectors in the broad index; and
- The Specialty Indices, the first of which is the LEA Index, an asset-weighted, composite index which provides insight in to three specific regions of the emerging markets hedge fund universe (Latin America, EEMEA (Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia).
In accordance with the Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index (“Blue Chip Index”) Rules (the “Index Rules”), and the Credit Suisse/Tremont Sector Invest Indices Rules (the “Sector Invest Rules”), Credit Suisse Tremont Index LLC is publishing the following notice:
The following funds are in a Special Rebalancing Situation: Akanthos Arbitrage Fund, Ltd., Alexandra Global Investment Fund I, Ltd., Amber Fund (Cayman) Ltd., Ardsley Offshore Fund, Ltd., Argent Classic Convertible Arbitrage Fund Ltd., Basso Investors Ltd., Bay Harbour Partners, Ltd. Canyon Value Realization Fund (Cayman), Ltd., Castlerigg International Limited, Compass Holdings Ltd., Context Offshore Advantage Fund, Ltd., Davidson Kempner International Ltd, Deephaven Global Multi-Strategy Fund, Drawbridge Global Macro Fund Ltd., Firebird Avrora Fund Ltd, GLG European Long Short Fund Ltd, GLG Market Neutral Fund Ltd, Global Undervalued Securities Fund, Ltd., Gramercy Emerging Markets, Ltd., III Fund Ltd, Jayhawk China Fund (Cayman), Ltd., Lansdowne Macro Fund Ltd, Longacre International Ltd, Mariner Atlantic Ltd, NWI Explorer Global Fund Ltd., Owl Creek Overseas Fund Ltd, Permal Fixed Income Special Opportunities Ltd., Platinum Grove Contingent Capital Offshore Ltd., Plexus Fund Ltd., Ramius Multi-Strategy Fund Ltd., Seneca Capital International, Ltd., Shepherd Investments International Ltd, Temujin International Fund Ltd, WGTC Ltd and Zazove Offshore Hedged Convertible.
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