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.


In Depth

Delayed Flash Crash Arrest Highlights Difficulties Detecting Fraud

Apr 23 2015 | 7:19am ET

The five years it took regulators to bring high-profile charges against a UK trader...

Lifestyle

Puerto Rico Woos The Rich But So Far Gains Little

Apr 17 2015 | 2:45am ET

Hedge fund manager Rob Rill grins. He has just had word that U.S. financial regulators...

Guest Contributor

Opportunities Ahead: Asian Fixed Income and Currency Markets

Apr 24 2015 | 6:18am ET

For hedge funds focusing on Asia, the policy uncertainty, unclear interest rate...

 

Editor's Note