Hedge funds witnessed a third consecutive month of gains in September amid rallying markets and further monetary stimulus from major central banks around the globe. The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rose 1.03%1 while the MSCI World Index returned 2.29%2 over the month. US$8.1 billion in total assets were added during September, of which US$5.1 billion came from managers’ performance while the remaining US$2.9 billion came from investment inflows bringing the total size of the industry to US$1.76 trillion.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:
|September 2012||US$ billion|
|Net Asset Flows||2.93|
|Positive Performance (Growth)||8.1|
|Negative Performance (Decline)||-2.96|
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1Based on 63.62% of funds which have reported September 2012 returns as at 16 October 2012
2MSCI AC World Index All Core Local Currency
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