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The HFRU Indices are premier performance benchmarks for hedge funds compliant with established UCITS guidelines. HFRU Indices are representative of the complete universe of UCITS hedge funds, including 4 strategy indices (Equity Hedge, Event Driven, Macro and Relative Value Arbitrage) and an aggregate HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index.

HFRU FX-Hedged indices contain the identical constituents as the standard EUR-denominated indices and employ the same FX-hedging methodology utilized by other HFR indices. The values for the HFRU USD, JPY, CHF and GBP FX-Hedged Indices are calculated by applying to the EUR index value the cost of a rolling monthly foreign exchange contract on the relevant currency.

HFRU Indices are published on a daily basis and comprise the most comprehensive benchmarks of UCITS hedge fund performance. For more information on HFRU Indices please contact indices@hfr.com.

    HFRU Index Eligibility Criteria
    Funds eligible to index constituents have to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Fund is confirmed to be UCITS compliant
  • Performance reported net of all fees
  • Fund reports at least biweekly NAV
  • Fund manager has at least €10 million of assets under management or a six-month track record
    HFRU Index Methodology Notes
  • The HFRU Indices are rebalanced on a quarterly basis.
  • The HFRU Indices are equally weighted across the selected funds
  • The performance of the Indices is denominated in EUR
  • The values for the HFRU USD, JPY, CHF and GBP FX-Hedged Indices are calculated by applying to the EUR index value the cost of a rolling monthly foreign exchange contract on the relevant currency.
  • Performance is initially published as an estimate and may be subject to change for 5 additional reporting days. After the fifth day, the index performance for that date is locked and is no longer subject to change.
  • The HFRU Indices are updated daily on a T+1 basis. Index Values are not published for days which are bank holidays in Luxembourg or Ireland.
  • Index Values are not reported on days which are bank holidays in the United States.
  • Funds are eligible for inclusion in the HFRU Indices the month after their addition to HFR Database. For instance, a fund that is added to HFR Database in June is eligible for inclusion in the indices upon reporting their July performance.
  • If a fund liquidates/closes, that fund's performance will be included in the HFRU Indices as of that fund's last reported performance update.
  • Duplicate share classes of funds are not considered as Index constituents.
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