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The Eurekahedge Report – January 2011


Hedge funds were up 3.01%1 in December as the underlying markets trended upwards in a year-end rally. The sector witnessed performance-based growth of US$25.98 billion in December while also gaining US$8.11 billion through net positive asset flows. All regional and strategic mandates posted positive returns for the month as well as for 2010 – a quick glance at the list of top 12 best performing billion dollar hedge funds of 2010 (Pg 12) displays a healthy mix of strategies and regions. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index closed the year with a double-digit growth of 10.93%, ahead of global markets by 3.10% – the MSCI World Index was up 7.83% in 2010.

Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:

December 2010US$ billion
Allocation (Inflows) 18.17
Redemption (Outflows) -10.05
Net Asset Flows 8.11
Positive Performance (Growth) 27.67
Negative Performance (Decline) -1.69
Total 25.98
Overall Total 34.09


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1Based on 58.32% of the funds reporting their NAV for December 2010 as of 14 January 2011.

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