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Dow Jones Credit Suisse Index: Hedge Fund Performance in 2012

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index team today released its 2012 Hedge Fund Market Review . The report includes statistics on hedge fund performance and asset flows in 2012. Some key findings from the report include:

  • Hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished December up 1.48%. Overall performance for 2012 was 7.67%;
  • Though the industry saw estimated outflows of approximately $31B in 2012, overall assets remained relatively stable at $1.8T when factoring in performance gains;
  • The Fixed Income Arbitrage and Global Macro sectors experienced the largest asset inflows on a percentage basis in 2012, with inflows of 16.0% and 3.6%, respectively;
  • A greater number of hedge fund managers posted positive performance in 2012, approximately 75% compared with about 35% in 2011;
  • On an industry-wide basis, a larger percentage of asset inflows went to funds with monthly or better liquidity, suggesting greater investor demand for more liquidity; and

Overall, hedge funds, as represented by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, continued to provide positive risk-adjusted returns relative to other strategies.

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