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Apr 7 2010 | 10:24am ET
March brought good news to the UCITS regulated universe of hedge funds, with all strategies in the black, according to one index.
The UCITS Alternative Index Global gained 1.64% in March, bringing its year-to-date performance to 1.35%. Last month also saw the Fund of Funds Index rise 0.80%, bringing its performance for the year to 0.54%.
The Emerging Markets and Long/Short Equity strategies were the best performers in March, gaining 3.63% and 2.08%, respectively. The Equity Market Neutral and Event Driven funds achieve the lowest results for the period, both rising 0.47%.
On a year-to-date basis, the Fixed Income Index is the best performing sector with 2.34% while the Commodities Index shows the worst return with -1.23%.
The UCITS Alternative Index aims to track the performance of UCITS III hedge funds and funds of hedge funds. The inception date of the UCITS Alternative Index Global is Jan. 1, 2006, and the inception date of all other indices is Jan. 1, 2008. At the end of March the UCITS Alternative Index had more than 400 constituent funds totaling approximately €70 billion assets under management.
UCITS Alternative Index Performance Summary
UCITS Alt. Index Global
UCITS Alt. Index Fund of Funds
UCITS Alt. Index Long/Short Equity
UCITS Alt. Index Equity Market Neutral
UCITS Alt. Index Fixed Income
UCITS Alt. Index CTA
UCITS Alt. Index Macro
UCITS Alt. Index Multi-Strategy
UCITS Alt. Index Emerging Markets
UCITS Alt. Index FX
UCITS Alt. Index Commodities
UCITS Alt. Index Event-Driven
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