NEW YORK, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index monthly commentary offers insight into April hedge fund performance. Some key findings from the report include:
- The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index posted positive performance in April, finishing up 1.80%, with nine out of ten strategies posting positive performance for the month.
- Managed Futures was the best performing sector in April. The strategy gained 5.40% as managers capitalized on positive momentum in both equity and energy prices.
- Equity Market Neutral managers finished the month of April in positive territory. The strategy gained 3.37% as managers benefited from low stock correlations and a largely fundamental orientation throughout the month.
- Global Macro hedge funds posted positive performance of 2.46% in April. Currency trades positively contributed to many portfolios as managers held short USD positions against a variety of emerging market and commodity-related currencies.
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 April hedge fund performance, in-depth commentary on individual hedge fund sectors and hedge fund return dispersion statistics for each strategy.
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