Credit Suisse Nets ‘AIR’ In December

Jan 6 2009 | 1:20pm ET

The Credit Suisse Long/Short Equity Replication Index gained 2.98% in December while its Inverse Long/Short Equity Replication Index dropped 3.56% for the month. For the year, the Long/Short Equity Replication Index lost 16.59% while the Inverse Index gained 16.7%.

Jordan Drachman, head of research for alternative beta strategies at Credit Suisse, said that although the market environment for hedge funds continued to be challenging last month, the long/short equity hedge fund sector rallied on the back of an upturn in the equity markets in late December.

“Government intervention, through the historic move by the U.S. Federal Reserve to lower the Fed Funds rate to between zero and 25 bps, led to many positive market signals,” he said.


In Depth

FINtech Focus: Fundbase Aims To Revolutionize Access To Hedge Funds

Jan 23 2015 | 11:03am ET

Global investment in financial technology—also known as fintech—is booming....

Lifestyle

Ex-Hedge Fund Billionaire Won’t Run For Senate

Jan 23 2015 | 5:48am ET

Ex-hedge fund manager Tom Steyer will not run for Senate after Sen. Barbara Boxer...

Guest Contributor

From Switzerland With Love: Some Hard Truths About Central Banks And Risk

Jan 23 2015 | 7:54am ET

In the wake of the Swiss National Bank uncoupling the country’s currency from...

 

Editor's Note