HFRU Indices: January 2023 Performance Notes

02/02/2023 Performance Notes

In January, global financial markets surged to begin 2023 with gains driven by falling interest rates and a slowing of the inflationary pressures that defined 2022. Global equity markets surged led by US Technology, Growth, and Cyclicals; regional gains were strong across Emerging Markets, Developed Europe, and Asia. Interest rates declined on slowing inflationary pressures despite expectations for continued increases by the US Federal Reserve. The US Dollar fell against most currencies. Aluminum, Copper, and Lumber led Agricultural gains while Natural Gas posted a sharp decline.
The HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index posted a gain of +1.81% in January.

HFRU Equity Hedge Index gained +2.62%
HFRU Relative Value Arbitrage Index posted a gain of +2.49%
HFRU Macro Index gained +0.20%
HFRU Event Driven Index declined -0.18%

Comments reference performance as reported on January 31, 2023.