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Equity Driven Index takes the lead as indices gain ground


The Event Driven Index recorded a gain of 0.49% to lead the performance of the HFRX Indices in the week ended 24 August.


The Merger Arbitrage Index took second place gaining 0.44%, followed closely by the Equity Hedge Index, which gained 0.42% over the week.


The Macro Index was the most sluggish performer this week, dropping -0.88%, followed by the Equity Market Neutral Index, which lost  -0.66% over the week.


HFRX Hedge Fund Indices Performance 18 August - 24 August




HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index
 0.12%

HFRX Convertible Arbitrage Index
 0.20%

HFRX Distressed Securities Index 
 0.27%

HFRX Equity Hedge Index
 0.42%

HFRX Equity Market Neutral Index
-0.66%

HFRX Event Driven Index
 0.49%

HFRX Macro Index
-0.88%

HFRX Merger Arbitrage Index
 0.44%

HFRX Relative Value Arbitrage Index
 0.09%


Background Note: The HFRX Indices provide investors with accurate reference for true Hedge Fund single Strategy performance on a daily basis. HFRX Hedge Fund Indices are designed to be representative of the overall hedge fund universe and its major component strategies. Construction of the Global Hedge Fund Index and each HFRX Strategy Index employs state-of-the-art quantitative techniques and qualitative analysis. HFRX Indices are calculated and owned by Hedge Fund Research, Inc. using its proprietary methodology.

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