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RBC index reports flat June performance

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2009
Author: HedgeFunds Review

The RBC Hedge 250 Index had a net return of 0.33% in June according to RBC Capital Markets. This brings the year-to-date return of the index to 10.72%.

These returns are estimated and will be finalised by the middle of August. The return for May 2009 was 6.83%.

The RBC Hedge 250 Index is an investable benchmark of the performance of the hedge fund industry. It is made up of approximately 250 actual hedge funds. The universe on which the Index is based currently consists of 5,227 hedge funds excluding funds of hedge funds with aggregate assets under management of $961 billion.

Since its inception on July 1, 2005 through the end of May 2009, the index has had an annualised net return of 2.53%.

RBC Capital Markets is the corporate and investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and is active globally in debt origination, sales and trading, foreign exchange, infrastructure finance, structured products, metals and mining and energy.