UCITS Hedge Funds up 1.37% in January

New York (HedgeCo.net) – The UCITS Hedge Fund Alternative Index Global is up 1.37% in January, after a performance of -3.64% in 2011. The Fund of Funds Index is up 0.18% after finishing the year 2011 down -5.25%.

All strategies are positive this month, with Emerging Markets posting the strongest gains with 4.04%. Long/Short Equity and Macro also start the year on a very positive note, up respectively 1.69% and 1.70%. CTA and Volatility somewhat lag the performance of the Global Index, with respective gains of 0.23% and 0.02%.

The UAI Blue Chip is up 1.27% in January, following a negative performance of -3.96% in 2011. It performed in line with the UAI Global Index in 2011 and continues to do so for this first month of 2012.

After a decrease in the last quarter of 2011, the total assets managed by UCITS hedge funds have increased to more than EUR 116 billion in January. At the end of January 2012, the UCITS Alternative Index is composed of more than 820 constituent hedge funds and funds of hedge funds, totaling EUR 116.5 billion assets under management.

Editing by Alex Akesson
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