NEW YORK, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Returns for the Credit Suisse LAB Liquid Indices suggest that hedge funds experienced positive performance in March according to Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse.
Dr. Drachman noted: "The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index ("CSLAB"), which aims to reflect the return of the overall hedge fund industry, generated positive performance in March, finishing up 1.28% for the month. All four LAB sector indices posted gains as managers profited from a number of diverse strategies which generated positive returns across both equity and credit markets. The LAB Event Driven Liquid Index remains the strongest performing index year-to date, returning 4.39%."
About LAB Indices
LAB is a series of indices that seek to replicate the aggregate return profiles of alternative investment strategies using liquid, tradable instruments that are selected and weighted using an objective and transparent rules-based methodology. An algorithm determines the appropriate factors and weightings employed in seeking to replicate the returns of specific hedge fund strategies.
Performance for the LAB Indices (shown below) is calculated daily. Performance, descriptions, statistics and downloadable price history can be found on the Credit Suisse Alternative Beta website,
The LAB family of indices includes five separate indices which are valued daily and returns listed on Bloomberg:
The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index seeks to reflect the return of the overall hedge fund industry as represented by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index. Bloomberg ticker, CSLAB;
The Credit Suisse Long/Short Liquid Index seeks to reflect the return of hedge funds as represented by the Long/Short Equity sector of the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, Bloomberg ticker, CSLABLS;
The Credit Suisse Global Macro Liquid Index seeks to reflect the return of hedge funds as represented by the Global Macro sector of the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, Bloomberg ticker, CSLABGM;
The Credit Suisse Event Driven Liquid Index seeks to reflect the return of hedge funds as represented by the Event Driven sector of the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, Bloomberg ticker, CSLABED and
The Credit Suisse Merger Arbitrage Liquid Index seeks to gain broad exposure to the Merger Arbitrage strategy using a pre-defined quantitative methodology to invest in a liquid, diversified and broadly representative set of announced merger deals, Bloomberg ticker, CSLABMA.
The LAB Indices are benchmarked to the market-leading Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Indexes. As the industry's premier asset-weighted hedge fund indexes, the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index platform consists of a range of geographical and strategy-specific hedge fund indexes that are constructed from a proprietary database of more than 8,000 hedge funds which seeks to provide the most accurate representation of the hedge fund universe. Additional information about the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Indexes -- including research, fund performance and constituent fund information -- can be found at www.hedgeindex.com.
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