NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished down 2.30% in August compared with a drop of 7.69% for the Dow Jones Global Index. A new monthly commentary offers insight into hedge fund performance through the month of August. Some key findings from the report include:
- The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index posted negative performance in August, finishing down 2.30%, with three out of ten strategies posting positive performance for the month. Conversely, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Total Return and Dow Jones Global Indexes fell 3.96% and 7.69% respectively;
- Dedicated Short Bias was the best performing sector in August. The strategy gained 6.56% as managers capitalized on deteriorating conditions within the equity markets;
- The Event Driven sector continued to experience negative performance led by choppy trading conditions across asset classes, large price swings, and increased correlations; and
- Global Macro managers posted positive performance in August, up 1.91%, as fixed income exposure – both long and short ends of the curve – generated positive returns for the month amid a flight to safety in U.S. Treasuries.
Industry commentaries and publications are available in the "News" 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.
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