Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index Posts Positive February Returns, Up 0.68% for the Month
New York, March 15, 2010 Final performance for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index (“Broad Index”) is confirmed up 0.68% in February
Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., Inc., said, “The Credit/Suisse Tremont Hedge Fund Index returned 0.68% in February with seven out of ten sectors posting positive performance for the month. Top performing sectors included Managed Futures (+1.81%), Long/Short Equity (+1.32%) and Global Macro (+1.10%). Managed Futures and Global Macro managers capitalized primarily on favorable fixed income and foreign exchange positions which included long exposures to short term interest rates and short exposures to the Euro and the Sterling. Long/Short Equity managers were able to recover some of their January losses as a result of net long holdings amid positive equity markets in February. On the other hand, Dedicated Short and Equity Market Neutral managers posted the weakest performance this month, down 3.20% and 1.35% respectively."
The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index (“Broad Index”) is one of the industry’s premier asset-weighted hedge fund indices. Unlike equal-weighted indices, the Broad Index does not underweight top performers and overweight decliners in seeking to provide the most accurate representation of the hedge fund universe.
Performance for the Broad Index and its ten sub-strategies is calculated monthly. February, January and year-to-date returns are listed below and are available at www.hedgeindex.com.
|Category||Feb 2010||Jan 2010||YTD 10|
|Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index||0.68%||0.17%||0.85%|
|Dedicated Short Bias||-3.87%||0.27%||-3.61%|
|Equity Market Neutral||-1.35%||0.10%||-1.26%|
| Risk Arbitrage||0.30%||0.40%||0.71%|
|Fixed Income Arbitrage||0.07%||2.02%||2.09%|
No funds were added to the Broad Index in February.
The following fund is no longer reporting to the Broad Index: Basis Pac-Rim Opportunity Fund.
The Broad 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 Broad 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 Credit Suisse/Tremont 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 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: Alexandra Global Investment Fund I, Ltd., Amber Fund (Cayman) Ltd., Basso Investors Ltd., Bennelong Asia Pacific Multi Strategy Equity Master Fund Ltd, Canyon Value Realization Fund (Cayman), Ltd., Castlerigg International Limited, Centaur Classic Convertible Arbitrage Fund Ltd., Compass Holdings Ltd., Contrarian Fund I Offshore Limited, Davidson Kempner International Ltd, Deephaven Global Multi-Strategy Fund, Drawbridge Global Macro Fund Ltd. - SPV Assets, Firebird Avrora Fund Ltd, GLG European Long Short Fund Ltd, GLG Market Neutral Fund Ltd, Global GT Ltd., Gramercy Offshore Fund (SPV) SPC, Jayhawk China Fund (Cayman), Ltd., Longacre International Ltd, Mariner Atlantic Ltd, Nevsky Fund Ltd., New Castle Market Neutral Offshore Ltd., NWI Explorer Global Fund Ltd., Owl Creek Overseas Fund Ltd, Permal Fixed Income Special Opportunities Ltd., Plexus Fund Ltd., Ramius Multi-Strategy Fund Ltd., Seneca Capital International, Ltd., Shepherd Select Asset Ltd., Temujin International Fund Ltd, and WGTC Ltd.
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