Hedge funds outperformed global equity markets yet again in September (-2.69%1 vs. -9.98% for the MSCI AC World Index) as managers focused on hedging strategies and short-term directional trades. All regional mandates finished the month with losses but fixed income and Latin American hedge funds are still in positive territory YTD. Managers lost more than US$37 billion in total assets through the month as investors accounted for US$20.98 billion of net outflows. Hedge funds now oversee US$1.76 trillion of capital - the lowest figure since March 2011.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:
|September 2011||US$ billion|
|Net Asset Flows||-20.98|
|Positive Performance (Growth)||12.08|
|Negative Performance (Decline)||-28.57|
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1 Based on 61.67% of funds which have reported September-2011 returns as at 17-October-2011
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