CISDM Index: Hedge Funds Up 0.83% in March

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Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – According to the CISDM Equal Weighted Hedge Fund Index, hedge funds were up 0.83% in March, bringing the index to a total return of 2.22% for 2017 so far. The Index is produced by the UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management’s Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM).

Equity-oriented fund strategies experienced strong performances in February, with the CISDM Multi-strategy index rising 1.56% and the Equity Long/Short index rising 0.93%.  The Distressed Securities index increased by 1.4% during March due to looser conditions prevailing in credit markets since last August, leading investors to adopt “risk-on” investment strategies, according to the NFCI (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s index of National Financial Conditions).

CTAs benefited form a recovery in commodities and trending currency markets and earned 1.84% in February, reversing January losses.

 

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Glenn W. Leaper, Associate Editor and Political Risk Analyst with Nordic Business Media AB, completed his Ph.D. in Politics and Critical Theory from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2015. He is involved with a number of initiatives, including political research, communications consulting (speechwriting), journalism and writing his post-doctoral book. Glenn has an international background spanning the UK, France, Austria, Spain, Belgium and his native Denmark. He holds an MA in English and a BA in International Relations.

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