New Dow Jones/Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Focuses On Managed Accounts

Apr 6 2011 | 9:39am ET

Dow Jones Indexes and Credit Suisse have launched a new index that will track the “liquid, investible hedge fund universe” through the performance of managed accounts and other regulated fund structures.

Its creators say the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index is designed to reflect "the broadest representation of the liquid hedge fund universe with limited platform bias."

Oliver Schupp, president of Credit Suisse Index, said the index was launched in response to increasing investor demand for “more transparency and liquidity in the hedge fund universe” in the wake of the 2008 credit crisis.

The index will be rebalanced quarterly, is UCITS III compliant and includes 40 component funds across seven style-based sectors: event driven, long/short equity, global macro, emerging markets, managed futures, fixed-income arbitrage and convertible arbitrage. Index constituents are required to provide daily valuations and weekly, or better, liquidity.


In Depth

Q&A: Open Season For Closed-End Funds

Aug 29 2014 | 10:00am ET

When Maury Fertig and Bob Huffman, former Salomon Brothers coworkers, launched...

Lifestyle

Och Funds Women In Finance Initiative At U-M

Aug 28 2014 | 3:01pm ET

Och-Ziff Capital founder Daniel Och and his wife have made a "generous donation"...

Guest Contributor

Looking Ahead: What’s In Store For Managed Futures?

Aug 22 2014 | 12:52pm ET

The last five years were phenomenal for investors in equity indices. Will the next...

 

Editor's Note

    Get A Sneak Peak Of The Alpha Pages

    Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET

    As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

July/August 2014 Cover

The time was right

Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.