4th Business Day January Estimate for the HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index
A timely calculation courtesy of Commerce Asset Management, the portfolio manager of the AdvisorShares QAM Equity Hedge ETF (QEH):
On Friday, February 7th —the fifth business day of the month—Hedge Fund Research (HFR) will publish the first January 2014 performance numbers for their non-investable indices. Normally, these figures represent 25%-35% of index constituents and provide an approximation of the return for each respective index. Commerce Asset Management’s (CAM) estimate for the HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index return to be published this Friday is -1.60% (+/- 0.25%). The wider than normal range is due to a smaller number of managers reporting at this time.
The December 2013 estimate CAM provided for the HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index was 1.25% (+/- 0.15%). The first number published by HFR (on January 8th) was 1.64%, the most recent figure (as of February 3rd) is 1.45%.
Commerce Asset Management, LLC (“CAM”) is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. CAM focuses on alternative investment strategies and custom hedge fund advice. CAM manages long/short fund of funds and hedge fund replication strategies in addition to providing consulting to multi-manager hedge fund portfolios. Estimates by CAM are calculated using the most up to date sources and is an approximation of the expected return and should not be relied upon as final. Estimates are provided for informational purposes only. Please consult HFR for final values when such data becomes available. Past performance is not indicative of future results.