Hedge Fund Research Unveils 38 New Indices

Mar 18 2009 | 3:18am ET

Hedge Fund Research has unveiled a dizzying array of new subindices in its HRFX index series, covering a wide variety of specific strategies and sub-strategies as well as new regional coverage.

The Chicago-based research provider announced the launch of 38 new HFRX indices yesterday, bringing the total number of indices in the series to 65. Most of the new indices cover sub-strategies, as well as adding geographic coverage.

“We have expanded and enhanced the HFRX indices in response to investor demand for greater transparency and for more granular points of reference on the hedge fund industry,” Kenneth Heinz, HFR president, said.

Among the sub-strategies getting their own HFRX index are energy and basic materials, quantitative directional, short bias, activist, credit arbitrage, commodity and several different kinds of fixed-income funds. In addition, HFRX now offers indices covering the BRIC countries—both collectively and individually—as well as a raft of new emerging markets indices.

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