UCITS HFS Index with good start into 2012, up +1.54% in January

February 13th, 2012
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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.

The only strategy in the red in January was CTA with a loss of -0.20%. Although it started positive into the New Year, heavy losses in the fourth week of trading turned the sub-index negative. With 2011 ending with a loss for the broad index as well as for ten out the eleven sub-strategies it looks like this year could make up for last year’s rather disappoin¬ting performance. As the broad UCITS HFS Index finished 2011 with a loss -4.28%, an early year to date perfor¬mance of +1.54% in 2012 looks like a promising start.
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