Dow Jones: February A Mixed Month For Hedge Funds

Mar 2 2010 | 4:32am ET

Hedge funds posted mixed returns in February, according to early estimates from the Dow Jones Hedge Fund Strategy Benchmarks.

Equity long/short funds added 1.11% last month, but it was the only strategy in the black in February.

Event-drive funds dipped 0.7% on the month, and merger arbitrage funds lost 0.92%.

After the first two months of the year, long/short funds are up 0.83%, merger arbitrage funds down 0.98%, and event-driven funds perfectly flat.

Dow Jones’ convertible arbitrage, distressed securities and equity market-neutral indices all remained suspended in February.

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