Jordan Drachman Opalesque Industry Update - Returns for the LAB Liquid Indices suggest that hedge funds were negatively impacted by broad market sell-offs in August, although certain sectors showed resilience amid the increased market volatility according to Jordan Drachman, Head of Research for Alternative Beta Strategies at Credit Suisse.
Dr. Drachman noted, "While the Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index ("LAB Index") was down 1.14% in August, it outperformed the MSCI World, which fell 4.03%. Helping to minimize the losses of the LAB Index was the Global Macro Liquid Index, which posted slight gains of 0.69% for the month. Despite the month's negative returns, LAB remains largely positive year-to-date with three of the four LAB sector indices posting gains. The LAB Merger Arbitrage Index remains the best performing sector with year-to-date gains of 5.57% as a result of the recent increase in M&A activity."
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Performance for the LAB Indices is calculated daily. Performance, descriptions, statistics and downloadable price history can be found on the Credit Suisse Alternative Beta website, www.credit-suisse.com/alternativebeta or on Bloomberg at (ILAB)... Source