Hedge Funds Add 2.26% In January

Feb 7 2012 | 12:35pm ET

Hedge funds got off to a moderately good start to 2012, with the average fund rising 2.26% in January, one industry index shows.

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index did trail the broader markets, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index rising more than 4% on the month.

All seven of the strategies tracked by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse indices rose in January, led by convertible arbitrage, up 3.47%. Long/short equity fund returned an average of 3.21% on the month, event-driven funds 2.9% and global macro funds 1.96%.

Emerging markets funds rose 1.8%, managed futures funds 0.95% and fixed-income arbitrage funds 0.93% on the month.

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