NEW YORK, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.39% in April. A new monthly commentary offers insight into hedge fund performance through the month of April. Some key findings from the report include:
- Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished April up 1.39%, with 9 out of 10 strategies in positive territory;
- In total, the industry saw estimated inflows of approximately $3.36 billion in April, bringing overall assets under management for the industry to approximately $1.85 trillion;
- The Equity Market Neutral and Fixed Income Arbitrage sectors experienced the largest asset inflows on a percentage basis, with inflows in April equal to 1.40% and 1.22% of the March 2013 levels, respectively;
- Event Driven funds sustained overall positive performance in April against the backdrop of a persisting overall market rally driven by technical momentum and investor demand; and,
- Long/Short Equity funds produced positive performance in April, despite a volatile month in equity markets, and continued their year-to-date string of positive performance. Managers benefitted from exposure to Healthcare, Financials, and Consumer Discretionary and Staples.
Industry commentaries and publications are available in the "News" section of our website, www.hedgeindex.com. Click here to view the full report which includes an overview of April hedge fund performance, in-depth commentary on individual hedge fund sectors and hedge fund return dispersion statistics for each strategy.
About S&P Dow Jones IndicesS&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a part of McGraw Hill Financial, is the world's largest, global resource for index-based concepts, data and research. Home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC has over 115 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that fulfill the needs of investors. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other provider in the world. With over 830,000 indices covering a wide range of asset classes across the globe, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC defines the way investors measure and trade the markets. To learn more about our company, please visit www.spdji.com. About Credit Suisse AG Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as 'Credit Suisse'). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse is able to offer clients its expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management from a single source. Credit Suisse provides specialist advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high net worth private clients worldwide, and also to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 46,900 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse's parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com. Copyright © 2013, CREDIT SUISSE GROUP AG and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
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