Hedge funds ended their ten month winning run in May, as the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index lost 1.24%1 during the month. Most regional hedge funds ended the month with negative returns while Latin American managers delivered gains of 0.42%. Despite the high volatility, managers across the regions were able to outperform the underlying markets and deliver significant downside protection. The industry attracted $8.14 billion in net asset flows while performance based losses were $13.13 billion.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:
|May 2011||US$ billion|
|Net Asset Flows||8.14|
|Positive Performance (Growth)||15.75|
|Negative Performance (Decline)||-28.88|
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1Based on 75.73% of funds which have reported May 2011 returns as at 19 June 2011 .
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