Barclays Capital launches two hedge fund replication indexes


Barclays Capital (BarCap) has launched two hedge fund replication indexes. The Long (LBAR) and Short (SBAR) Barclays Alternatives Replication indexes aim to provide exposure to the hedge fund industry. Both can be used as underlyings for structured products.

The SBAR index, which provides short exposure to the hedge fund industry, is being touted as an interim trade for reducing the market directionality of existing hedge fund investments in the wake of recent fund redemptions and gating measures

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