Hedge Fund Replication Index Swings To Loss In August

Sep 5 2013 | 11:06am ET

Hedge funds fell into the red for the year with a down August, according to IndexIQ's hedge fund replication index.

The IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index is down 0.8% on the year after falling 0.94% last month. In addition, all six of IndexIQ's strategy indices lost ground on the month, led by emerging markets, down 1.9% (down 6.86% year-to-date) and event-driven, down 1.2% (down 1.15% YTD).

Global macro lost 0.79% (down 2.27% YTD), market-neutral 0.67% (up 0.2% YTD), long/short 0.63% (up 3.24% YTD) and fixed-income arbitrage 0.47% (up 2.08% YTD).

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