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Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) Index down 0.90% in May

Monday, June 06, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse LAB Liquid Indices posted mostly negative performance in May, signaling a challenging month for hedge funds according to Dr. 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 performance of the overall hedge fund industry, generated negative performance in May, finishing down 0.90% for the month. The Credit Suisse Long/Short Liquid Index, which seeks to replicate the aggregate return of Long/Short Equity hedge funds, dropped 0.93% as equity markets fell amidst downgraded economic outlooks and disappointing first quarter earnings reports. Year-to-date, however, the strategy remains the top performer, up 5.58%."

(press release)

About LAB Indices

The LAB series of indices seek to replicate the aggregate return profiles of hedge fund strategies using liquid, tradable instruments. LAB indices are priced daily and constructed using an objective and transparent rules-based methodology. The liquid, transparent and diversified nature of the LAB indices makes them ideal candidates for index-linked products that enable a range of applications, including liquidity management, tactical risk management, portfolio optimization and hedging.

Performance for the LAB indices is shown below. Performance, descriptions, statistics and downloadable price history can be found on the Credit Suisse Alternative Beta website, press release: Source

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