Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index up 1.06% in February

Mar 16 2015 | 3:54pm ET

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.06% for the month of February, improving on January 2015’s result of +0.81%.

The index is a broad compilation of ten sub-strategies is calculated monthly. Year to date, the index is up 1.87%, according to a press release.

Within the sub-strategies, event-driven strategies did the best during the month, up 2.25%, while long/short equity earned 1.99% and convertible arbitrage 0.99%. Conversely, it was a tough period for dedicated short strategies, down 5.74%, while equity market neutral lost -1.90% and managed futures -1.15%. Due to strong results in January, however, managed futures still leads the group in terms of year-to-date returns, up +4.80%.

Credit Suisse also announced the removal of three funds from the index - COMAC Global Macro Fund, AlphaGen Tucana Fund, and Citadel Kensington Global Strategies Fund.

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