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Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index down 0.64% in October (+2.31% YTD)

Monday, November 05, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update:The Credit Suisse LAB Index was down 0.64% in October according to Dr. Jordan Drachman, Head of 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, finished down 0.64% in October. The Event Driven strategy was the sole contributor to performance, finishing up 0.94% for the month, and continues to be the highest performing strategy year-to-date, up 9.12% thus far in 2012. The Managed Futures strategy was the most significant detractor from performance, finishing down 2.41% for the month.”

Performance for the LAB indices is shown below. Research, performance, descriptions, statistics and downloadable index performance history can be found online at or on Bloomberg at .

The LAB indices are benchmarked to the market-leading Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Indexes. As the industry’s premier asset-weighted hedge fund indexes, the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index platform consists of a range of geographical and strategy-specific hedge fund indexes that are constructed from a proprietary database of more than 9,000 hedge funds which seeks to provide the most accurate representation of the hedge fund universe. Additional information about the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Indexes -- including research, fund performance and constituent fund information -- can be found at

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