Credit Suisse Launches New Alternative Beta Indices

Mar 22 2010 | 10:39pm ET

Credit Suisse Asset Management has added three new indices to its series of Liquid Alternative Beta indices.

The firm has launched its Liquid Alternative Beta Index, Event Driven Liquid Index and Merger Arbitrage Liquid Index. They join the existing global macro and long/short LAB indices.

“In the wake of current investor sentiment, liquid alternative beta strategies are gaining in popularity due to their ability to provide risk/return characteristics similar to those of hedge funds,” Jordan Drachman, head of research for alternative beta strategies, said. “These strategies can provide portfolio diversification benefits and can also be used as a transition management tool, a hedging tool or as a liquidity buffer for institutional investors and fund of hedge funds.”

The LAB indices seek to replicate hedge fund strategies with liquid, tradeable instruments.


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