New York (HedgeCo.net) – January was a positive month for Fixed Income Arbitrage, with most strategies generating positive performance amid a fall in risky assets in the second half of the month, according to new Credit Suisse/Tremont report.
Event Driven managers produced generally positive returns, largely driven by gains from credit positions and hedging strategies that mitigated equity losses, Credit Suisse/Tremont reported.
Event Driven managers were also supported by on-going technical conditions as credit markets held steady in January despite weakness in equities and both the CS Leveraged Loan and High Yield Index sustained gains of 1.81% and 1.27%, respectively. Despite slightly negative performance for the overall Emerging Markets sector, Emerging Europe-focused managers experienced gains with the MSCI EM Eastern Europe Index finishing the month up +1.8%
The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index Gained 0.17% in January as hedge funds posted positive performance despite market reversals.
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