UCITS HFS Index with good start into 2012, up +1.54% in January
|February 13th, 2012||
|Contributed by: 2n20.com|
|After a negative performance in 2011 the UCITS HFS Index took a good start into the new year with gains of +1.54% in January 2012. The month started on a positive note already with gains of +0.50% in the first week of trading. Although things slowed down gradually, week two and three saw gains of +0.36% and +0.25% respectively, adding constantly to an overall positive performance. With gains of another +0.44% in the last week of trading the UCITS HFS Index started positively into 2012 from a broad index perspective.|
From a sub-strategy perspective ten of the eleven strate¬gies posted positive returns in January, the best performing strategies being Convertible (+3.39%), Commodity (+2.77%) and L/S Equity (+2.51%). While the latter two added returns equally week by week, Convertible had a particular strong performance at the start and end of the month.