Hedge funds posted their strongest January performance since 2006 amid rallying equity markets globally. The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 2.32%1 while the MSCI World Index gained 4.66%2 over the month. Total assets under management were up by US$17.8 billion during December – the sector added performance-based gains of US$13.9 billion while also witnessing net positive asset flows of US$3.9 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.79 trillion
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:
|January 2013||US$ billion|
|Net Asset Flows||3.86|
|Positive Performance (Growth)||23.02|
|Negative Performance (Decline)||-9.09|
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1Based on 49.59% of funds which have reported January 2013 returns as at 15 February 2013
2MSCI AC World Index All Core USD
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