Wednesday, February 13, 2013


December 2012 Hedge Fund and CTA Performance

December marked the seventh consecutive month of gains for hedge funds, as 17 of Barclay's 18 Indices enjoyed positive returns. The average return for the 2,740 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a December return is +1.72%. The Barclay Hedge Fund Index had positive returns in 10 out of 12 months in 2012, and was up 8.27% at year end. The estimates for January, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 16 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for January.

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for December as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +0.54%. January's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +1.38%.

Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

From the February 2013 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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