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September 21, 2010

New Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Commentary Offers Insight Into August Hedge Fund Performance

New York, September 21, 2010 The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (“the Index”) Gained 0.23% in August and is up 2.46% YTD

 

A new monthly commentary offers insight into August hedge fund performance. Some key findings from the report include:

 

n         Seven-out-of-ten strategies in the Index posted positive performance in August as managers generally remained cautiously positioned with relatively low portfolio risk levels.

 

n         Many managers utilized equity hedges to protect their portfolios from continued volatility in equity markets. In comparison, the Dow Jones World Index was down 3.62% in August, and has fallen 6.08% year-to-date amid concerns over the weakening pace of global economic growth.  

 

n         Tactical strategies with broad investment spectrums such as Managed Futures and Global Macro were among the best performers in the Index, posting gains of 4.87% and 1.48% respectively. Performance in these sectors was largely led by profitable positions in the fixed income space.

 

n         Long/Short Equity mangers posted some of the worst performance, finishing down 1.12%. U.S. focused Long/Short Equity funds experienced some of the most significant losses as the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.31%.

 

n         The Event Driven sector posted slightly negative performance this month finishing down 0.40% as directionally long positions from credit and equity strategies sustained modest losses. The Risk Arbitrage sub-sector was the only sector to finish up (0.31%) as M&A activity continued despite weak macro-economic data.

Industry commentaries and publications are available on the Research section of our website, www.hedgeindex.com. Click here to view the full report which includes an overview of August hedge fund performance, in-depth commentary on individual hedge fund sectors and hedge fund return dispersion statistics for each strategy.

 

Credit Suisse Contact Information

Meg Bode, Bode Associates, phone: +1-516-869-6610, meg@bodeassociates.com

Suzanne Fleming, Corporate Communications, Credit Suisse, phone +1-212-325-7396, suzanne.fleming@credit-suisse.com

Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Investor Relations, hfindices.ir@credit-suisse.com

 

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