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Update: Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index confirmed to finish up 3.43% in September (5.98% YTD)

Friday, October 15, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - Final performance for the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (“Broad Index”) is confirmed up 3.43% in September and 5.98% YTD

Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., Inc., said, “The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index rose 3.43% in September, with nine out of ten sectors posting positive performance for the month. Among the top performing sectors were Long/Short Equity (+5.09%) and Emerging Markets (+4.77%), which benefited from long directional exposure to the global equity market rally in September. The Event Driven sector finished up 3.20% as managers continued to capitalize on increasing activity in the M&A and distressed debt space.”

Performance for the Broad Index and its ten sub-strategies is calculated monthly. September, August, and year-to-date performance numbers are listed below and are available at www.hedgeindex.com


Index

September 2010

August 2010

YTD

Broad Index

3.43%

0.23%

5.98%

Convertible Arbitrage

1.11%

1.35%

7.51%

Dedicated Short Bias

-11.28%

5.15%

-12.49%

Emerging Markets

4.77%

0.12%

7.72%

Equity Market Neutral

3.66%

-1.55%

-0.96%

Event Driven

3.20%

-0.40%

6.31%

Distressed

2.07%

-0.64%

5.58%

Event Driven Multi-Strategy

4.03%

-0.24%

6.78%

Risk Arbitrage

2.31%

0.31%

4.14%

Fixed Income Arbitrage

1.55%

1.24%

9.79%

Global Macro

2.72%

1.48%

9.33%

Long/Short Equity

5.09%

-1.12%

3.12%

Managed Futures

2.77%

4.87%

6.44%

Multi-Strategy

2.79%

0.01%

5.01%

Dow Jones Industrial Average*

7.85%

-3.91%

5.57%

Dow Jones World Index

9.54%

-3.62%

2.89%


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