MSCI, Lyxor launch investable hedge fund index

The fund of hedge funds aims to represent the universe of alternative investments.

MSCI and Lyxor Asset Management have agreed to launch the MSCI Hedge Invest Index this summer. The index will consist of a diverse sample of hedge fund strategies and will contain funds that have weekly liquidity. MSCI will construct the index along the same lines of the hedge fund index database it introduced last year, using eligible funds from the Lyxor platform.

Simon Midgen, vice president and the Hedge Invest Index product manager at MSCI in London, says the launch of the database last year prompted demand by clients for an investable index. The idea is that investors can replicate the returns of the index and use it as a basis for launching...

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