Early View: Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Estimated Up 1.44% in February

NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Early estimates indicate the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index ("Broad Index") continued to rally in February, posting positive performance of 1.44% for the month (based on 72% of assets in the index reporting).

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Key highlights for the month:

  • Hedge Funds posted a second positive month in 2011, as the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund index rose an estimated 1.44%. Eight out of ten sectors posted positive performance for the month.
  • Managed Futures hedge funds posted positive performance for the month finishing up 2.56%. Trend followers in the commodities space posted the strongest gains in the energy and precious metals sectors.
  • Managers in the Event Driven space posted another month of positive performance in February, up 1.59% as an increased number of opportunities in the special situations space continued to appear.
  • Global Macro funds also posted positive performance in February, finishing up 1.26% for the month as managers used their wide investment mandate to profit from positions in commodities and currencies.

Strategy Estimates


Index

Feb-11

Jan-11

2011

Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index

1.44%

0.69%

2.14%

Convertible Arbitrage

3.29%

2.16%

5.52%

Dedicated Short Bias

-3.84%

-0.83%

-4.64%

Emerging Markets

-0.63%

-0.39%

-1.01%

Equity Market Neutral

0.49%

1.79%

2.29%

Event Driven

1.59%

1.80%

3.42%

Distressed

1.11%

1.90%

3.03%

Event Driven Multi-Strategy

1.92%

1.74%

3.69%

Risk Arbitrage

0.87%

0.89%

1.77%

Fixed Income Arbitrage

0.85%

1.68%

2.54%

Global Macro

1.26%

-0.77%

0.48%

Long/Short Equity

1.73%

0.27%

2.00%

Managed Futures

2.56%

-0.82%

1.72%

Multi-Strategy

1.13%

1.98%

3.13%

Dow Jones Global Index

2.74%

1.37%

4.15%

Barclays Capital Aggregate Bond Index

0.59%

0.18%

0.77%

DJ-UBS Total Return Commodities Index

1.32%

1.00%

2.33%




Estimates are based on 72% of assets in the index reporting; final February performance will be published March 15th on Bloomberg and online at www.hedgeindex.com. For a complete description of the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, please see the index rules available at www.hedgeindex.com.

Credit Suisse Hedge Index LLC is headquartered at 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010-3629.  

About Dow Jones Indexes

Dow Jones Indexes (www.djindexes.com) is a leading full-service index provider that develops, maintains and licenses indexes for use as benchmarks and as the basis of investment products. Best-known for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Dow Jones Indexes offers more than 130,000 equity indexes as well as fixed-income and alternative indexes, including measures of hedge funds, commodities and real estate. Dow Jones Indexes employs clear, unbiased and systematic methodologies that are fully integrated within index families. Dow Jones Indexes is part of a joint venture company owned 90 percent by CME Group Inc. (www.cmegroup.com) and 10 percent by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (www.dowjones.com), a News Corporation company (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV; www.newscorp.com).

About Credit Suisse AG

Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as 'Credit Suisse'). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 50,500 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse's parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.

Asset Management

In its Asset Management business, Credit Suisse offers products across a broad spectrum of investment classes, including hedge funds, credit, index, real estate, commodities and private equity products, as well as multi-asset class solutions, which include equities and fixed income products. Credit Suisse's Asset Management business manages portfolios, mutual funds and other investment vehicles for a broad spectrum of clients ranging from governments, institutions and corporations to private individuals. With offices focused on asset management in 19 countries, Credit Suisse's Asset Management business is operated as a globally integrated network to deliver the bank's best investment ideas and capabilities to clients around the world.

All businesses of Credit Suisse are subject to distinct regulatory requirements; certain products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types.

Copyright © 2011, CREDIT SUISSE GROUP AG and/or its affiliates.  All rights reserved.

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This document was produced by and the opinions expressed are those of Credit Suisse as of the date of writing and are subject to change without obligation to update. It has been prepared solely for information purposes and for the use of the recipient. It does not constitute an offer or an invitation by or on behalf of Credit Suisse to any person to buy or sell any security. Any reference to past performance is not a guide or indicator to future performance. The information and analysis contained in this publication have been compiled or arrived at from sources believed to be reliable but Credit Suisse does not make any representation as to their accuracy or completeness and does not accept liability for any loss arising from the use hereof.

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SOURCE Credit Suisse AG



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