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RBC hedge 250 index ends January with flat performance

Date: Friday, February 12, 2010
Author: Margie Lindsay, Hedge Funds Review

The RBC Hedge 250 Index recorded a slight estimated fall of 0.18% in January. The return for December 2009 was finalised at a positive 0.73%

The index is an investable benchmark of the performance of the hedge fund industry. It is comprises approximately 250 actual hedge funds and is based on 5,145 hedge funds, excluding funds of hedge funds, with aggregate assets under management of $992 billion.

Since inception on July 1, 2005 through to the end of December 2009, the index has had an annualized net return of 3.97%. Over the same period, other investable indexes have averaged 0.90% while non-investable indices have averaged 6.05% per cent, according to information reported by the sponsors of those indices.

RBC's alternative assets group has created structured products based portfolios of hedge funds. It holds investments in over 1,200 hedge funds

RBC Capital Markets is the corporate and investment banking arm of the 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.