Hedge funds posted positive returns in March, amid divergent trends in global markets. The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund index was up 0.69%1 while the MSCI World Index was up 1.76%2 over the month. Total assets under management were up by US$9.19 billion during March and the sector witnessed net positive asset flows of US$2.20 billion along with profits of US$6.99 billion through performance-based gains. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.83 trillion.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:
|March 2013||US$ billion|
|Net Asset Flows||2.2|
|Positive Performance (Growth)||15.8|
|Negative Performance (Decline)||-8.81|
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1Based on 58.89% of funds which have reported March 2013 returns as at 15 April 2013
2MSCI AC World Index All Core USD
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