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Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (“LAB”) Index down 0.95% in July

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Dr. Jordan Drachman
Opalesque Industry Update - The Credit Suisse LAB Liquid Indices posted negative performance in July 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 July, finishing down 0.95% for the month. The Long/Short Equity sector saw the most significant declines, finishing down 1.69% as uncertainty regarding Greek Debt and U.S. debt ceiling negotiations outshone a generally positive Q2 earnings season. Despite July losses, the strategy remains up 3.43% year-to-date.”

(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, making them ideal candidates for index-linked products that enable a range of applications, including liquidity management, tactical risk management, portfolio optimization and hedging...Press release: Source

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