Welcome to BarclayHedge

#1 Alternative Investment Resource
See hedge fund rankings, indices, exclusive third party research, and more when you join for FREE.

QUICK SIGN UP
Instant access after activation.

Not a member yet? Sign up!

X Member Login

I agree to Terms of Use
Lost your password?
Contact us: +1 (641) 472-3456

Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains 0.78% in February;
Back in the Black After January Losses

FAIRFIELD, Iowa, March 15, 2010– Hedge funds gained 0.78% in February according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Hedge funds are up 0.42% year-to-date, after gaining 23.74% in 2009.

“Hedge funds bounced back in February, more than making up for their 0.34 percent loss in January,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.
 
“While US and Asian equity markets gained ground in February, European-linked assets underperformed due to concerns about sovereign debt default in Greece and fears of possible contagion impacting the weaker European Union members.”

Overall, 15 of Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indices had a positive return in February. The Barclay Technology Index was up 2.30%, Equity Long Bias was up 1.66%, Healthcare and Biotechnology gained 1.25%, and the Event Driven Index rose 0.98%.

The Barclay Distressed Securities Index is up 3.19% in the first two months of 2010. Distressed Securities gained 30.89% in 2009.

“Bond prices moved higher following Bernanke’s mid-month congressional testimony where he reiterated the Fed’s commitment to maintain low interest rates for an ‘extended period’ of time,” says Waksman. “Rising bond prices typically provide a favorable environment for Distressed Securities.”

On the losing side, Equity Short Bias was down 2.02% in February, European Equities lost 0.62%, and Pacific Rim Equities slipped 0.09%.

The Barclay Fund of Funds Index gained 0.17% in February.

Click here to view five years of Barclay Hedge Fund Index data, or download 13 years of monthly data.

Sol Waksman is an experienced media source, providing perspectives on hedge fund and managed futures trends. For more commentary or background, call 641-472-3456 or email swaksman@barclayhedge.com.

BarclayHedge was founded in 1985 and actively tracks more than 5,800 hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, and managed futures programs. Barclay has created and regularly updates 18 proprietary hedge fund indices and eight managed futures indices.

Institutional investors, brokerage firms and private banks worldwide utilize BarclayHedge indices as performance benchmarks for the hedge fund and managed futures industries.

back to top

Home | Privacy | About Us | Blog | Articles | Terms of Use | Advertise | Contact Us | Follow Us Follow us on Twitter | © 2014 BarclayHedge, Ltd