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Forecasts Summary Opinions History Structure Funds
Earnings Forecasts Since 1986 2010 a 2011 a 2012 e 2013 e
Index (31/12/1994=100)   186.9 227.7 270.8 122.0
Change (%) 5% 8% -1% -3% 11%
Real Change (%) 1% 6% -4% -5% 9%
Relative Change (%) -3% 4% 5% -3% 2%
Summary These hedge funds in aggregate they reflect movements in underlying bond markets, because running returns are generated by taking long positions in higher yield / lower quality issues while shorting lower yield / higher quality issues.
   Our indices are a combination of publicly available indices, after adjustment for survivorship and self-selection biases.
  After Wall Street became highly volatile after the Millennium bubble burst in 2000, hedge funds benefitted from the search by both private and institutional investors for pension and sovereign wealth funds for alternative assets with good returns but little volatility
Investment Opinions   Local Region Global  
    Investors Investors Investors  
  Recommended Action Add Add Buy  
Trend Strategies Forecast Revisions Sell Sell Sell  
  Liquidity Trends Sell Sell Sell  
  Chart Analysis Sell Sell Buy  
  Seasonal Patterns Buy Buy Buy  
Investor Sentiment Opinion (12 Months) Sell Sell Hold  
Valuation Ratios Real Yield (%) Trim Trim Sell  
  BAA-AAA Yield Spread Hold - -  
Key Historical Events September-11 Euro-Zone Govt. Debt Crisis
  August-11 US zero interest rates to stay till end 2012
  November-10 EU Alternative Funds Directive
  July-10 US Dodd-Frank Act
  December-09 Record 260 companies globally default
History Hedge Funds performed well in their early years - or at least appeared to do so, till indices are adjusted for survivorship. However in the global financial crisis these funds failed to act independently of underlying bond markets and subsequently performed poorly.

The only significant setbacks to this sector were the global financial crisis in 2008 and the Euro-Zone crisis in 2011.
Structure The hedge fund industry is divided into four main sub-sectors, namely bond & credit, event-driven, equity long/short and global macro. In addition there are multi-strategy funds and an extra layer of fund of funds.

Indices of hedge funds are not reliable indicators of past performance because they suffer from both survivorship and self-selection biases. More reliable indications of performance are represented by quoted hedge fund ETF.
Key Indicators Local Investors:          Composite Economic Indicator for Hedge Funds
Regional Investors:    Composite Economic Indicator / Regional Market Indicator
Global Investors:        Composite Economic Indicator / Global Asset Class Indicator
Funds Available Sponsor Symbol Listing Type Liquidity
Demoland Fund Active Fund Management XXX NYSE Active **
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