RBC Hedge Index Up In June

Jul 13 2007 | 11:05am ET

RBC Capital Markets yesterday reported that the RBC Hedge 250 Index returned 0.61% in June, bringing the year-to-date return of the Index to 7.02%.

Managed futures funds had the best month, returning 2.34% (7.71% YTD). That was followed by macro on 1.31% (6.08% YTD) and 1.06% (6.22% YTD).

Mergers and special situations funds, in spite of having the only down month among the RBC subindices at -0.47%, remains the top performer year-to-date at 10.64%.

Equity long/short funds rose 0.88% (7.75% YTD), multi-strategy 0.59% (8.79% YTD), credit 0.23% (6.45% YTD) and fixed-income arbitrage 0.18% (2.34% YTD).


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