Replication Index Up 1.65% In Oct.

Nov 4 2013 | 11:48am ET

Hedge funds opened the fourth quarter with gains but once again failed to beat the broader markets, according to an industry replication index.

The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index rose 1.65% in October, while the Standard & Poor's 500 Index added about 4.75%. On the year, the hedge fund benchmark is up 6.01%—and the S&P500 23.5%.

Event-driven was the best-performing strategy in October, rising 2.42% (9.12% year-to-date), followed by long/short at 2.16% (7.08% YTD). Global strategies added 1.22% on the month (4.59% YTD).

Both merger arbitrage and managed futures lost ground last month, with the former down 0.36% (up 6.5% YTD) and the latter 0.47% (up 3.24% YTD).


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