UCITS Alternative Index Blue Chip as of May 18, 2011

– The UCITS Alternative Blue Chip Index is down -0.19% this week, due mainly to a negative performance of its commodities and CTA constituents following the sharp decline in energy prices. Those strategies account for more than a half of this week’s losses.

– 52% of the funds in the index recorded a negative weekly performance.

– On a month-to-date basis, only 2 strategies (LS Equity and Equity Market Neutral) are positive. Commodities funds (-0.28%) are the worst contributors to the month’s performance, followed by Macro (-0.14%) and CTA (-0.10%) funds.

About Alex Akesson

Alex has been specializing in hedge fund and alternative investment news since April 2006. Working mainly in research and manager interviews, she has published breaking news on the hedge fund industry on her blog, as well as several industry publications. Her access to hedge fund managers gives her insight into news stories as well, and the ability to track press releases and other breaking news in real time.
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