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Credit Suisse survey finds investors more confident in risk assets: hedge fund news, Week 10

Monday, March 11, 2013

In the week ending March 08, 2013, the Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index reported returns of 1.9% in January; The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained 0.14% in February (+2.67% YTD); The HFRU Composite Index was up 0.66% (+1.53% YTD); The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained 0.43% (+2.50% YTD); The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index returned +0.55% (+2.43% YTD); The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.5% (1.73% YTD); The IndexIQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index grew 0.35% (-1.53% YTD); And the UCITS Alternative Index global rose 0.14% (+1.17% YTD).

Data provider eVestment reported that Latin American hedge funds had outperformed their rivals and were up 7.29% in 2012 and 1.16% in January 2013 despite regional risks and outflows; eVestment also said that overall returns of hedge funds were positive in February as the industry gained 0.28% for the month (+6.87% YTD); calculations by LCH Investments showed that small hedge funds made more money for investors last year compared to their bigger rivals; and according to the latest GAM Insight, February ......................

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