Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index Confirms March Performance Up 0.65%.NEW YORK -- Final performance for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index ("Broad Index") was up 0.65% in March, according to Oliver Schupp, President of Credit Suisse Index Co., Inc.
Mr. Schupp said, "Hedge funds posted slight gains in March, bringing year-to-date returns to 0.85%. As markets continue to demonstrate volatility, hedge funds remain defensively positioned, which prevented some managers from fully capitalizing on last month's equity rally. However, despite March gains, most equity indices are down for the year, while hedge funds' returns to date have been positive with far less volatility." Schupp added, "Emerging Markets funds, in particular, performed well in March, returning 2.24% as hedge fund managers benefited from stronger commodities markets and government fiscal stimulus plans."
Performance for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index and its ten sub-strategies is calculated monthly. March, February and 2009 returns are listed below and are available at www.hedgeindex.com.
The following four funds are no longer reporting to the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index: Kinyan Capital, JB Diversified Fixed Income Hedge Fund, Peloton Multi-Strategy Master Fund and The Dejima Fund Ltd.
The Index is constructed using the Credit Suisse/Tremont database of more than 5,000 hedge funds. It includes both open and closed funds located in the U.S. and offshore, but does not include fund of funds. In order to qualify for inclusion in the index selection universe, a fund must have a minimum of USD 50 million under management, a 12-month track record, and audited financial statements. Index funds are selected using a formula based on assets under management, which ensures that the Index represents at least 85% of total assets in each of ten strategy-based sectors in the selection universe. In order to minimize survivorship bias, funds are not excluded until they liquidate or fail to meet the reporting requirements. The Index is calculated as a total return index on a monthly basis, adjusted for asset in- and outflows, including a reselection according to the procedure outlined above, on a quarterly basis.
The Credit Suisse/Tremont family of hedge fund indices includes four separate indices:
* The Hedge Fund Index (the "Broad Index"), an asset-weighted benchmark that measures hedge fund performance
* The AllHedge Index ("SECTAH"), an investable index comprised of all 10 Credit Suisse/Tremont Sector Invest indices weighted according to the sector weights of the Broad Index
* The Blue Chip Index ("INVX"), an investable index comprised of the 60 largest funds across the ten style-based sectors in the broad index; and
* The Specialty Indices, the first of which is the LEA Index, an asset-weighted, composite index which provides insight in to three specific regions of the emerging markets hedge fund universe (Latin America, EEMEA (Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia).
In accordance with the Credit Suisse/Tremont Investable Hedge Fund Index ("Blue Chip Index") Rules (the "Index Rules"), and the Credit Suisse/Tremont Sector Invest Indices Rules (the "Sector Invest Rules"), Credit Suisse Tremont Index LLC is publishing the following notice:
The following funds are in a Special Rebalancing Situation: Akanthos Arbitrage Fund, Ltd., Alexandra Global Investment Fund I, Ltd., Amber Fund (Cayman) Ltd., Arcas International Fund, Ltd. (Covered Interest), Argent Classic Convertible Arbitrage Fund Ltd., Arpeggio Fund, Basso Investors Ltd., Canyon Value Realization Fund (Cayman), Ltd., Castlerigg International Limited, Compass Holdings Ltd., Context Offshore Advantage Fund, Ltd., Davidson Kempner International Ltd, Deephaven Global Multi-Strategy Fund, Drawbridge Global Macro Fund Ltd., Firebird Avrora Fund Ltd, GLG European Long Short Fund Ltd, GLG Market Neutral Fund Ltd, Global Undervalued Securities Fund, Ltd., Gramercy Emerging Markets, Ltd., Henderson Global Fixed Income Absolute Return Ltd, Iceberg Fund Ltd, III Fund Ltd, JANA Offshore Partners Ltd, Kingate Global Fund Ltd., Longacre International Ltd, Mangart Global Fund Ltd., Mariner Atlantic Ltd, NWI Explorer Global Fund Ltd., O'Connor Global Convertible Arbitrage Ltd, P.M. CAPITAL Absolute Performance Fund Ltd, Permal Fixed Income Special Opportunities Ltd., Platinum Grove Contingent Capital Offshore Ltd., Plexus Fund Ltd., Ramius Multi-Strategy Fund Ltd., Seneca Capital International, Ltd., Smith Breeden Global Funding Ltd., Temujin International Fund Ltd, and WGTC Ltd.
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