Absolute return Indices: Markets roil funds in January

Mon Mar 3, 2008



As stock markets sold off sharply and credit continued to contract, U.S. hedge funds got caught in the market churn. The Absolute Return Composite Index dropped 1.06% in January, its third worst month on record, following a 2.56% decline in August 1998 and a 1.1% drop in November 2007. Among individual strategies, global equity and technology funds suffered the most, down 4.2% and 4.04%, respectively.


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