Hedge funds enjoyed modest gains in November, according to an industry replication index.
The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta Index rose 0.77% last month, bringing its year-to-date return to 6.83%. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose 2.8% in November and is up 26.6% in 2013.
Managed futures was far-and-away the best strategy tracked by the Credit Suisse indices last month, soaring 3.08% (6.41% year-to-date). No other strategy was up even 1% for the month; global strategies were second-best at 0.85% (5.48% YTD).
Event-driven funds added an average of 0.78% in November (9.97% YTD), long/short 0.5% (7.62% YTD) and merger arbitrage 0.3% (6.82% YTD).