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The Eurekahedge Report – August 2012

Introduction

Hedge funds rebounded 1.10%1 in July after four months of negative returns, outperforming underlying markets by a small margin as the MSCI World Index returned 1.05%2 over the month. Most regional and strategic mandates witnessed net gains by the end of July in part due to strong rallies in the commodities and fixed income sectors. Managers added US$14.75 billion to their books through performance while investors withdrew a net US$4.19 billion from hedge funds bringing the size of the industry to US$1.74 trillion.

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

July 2012 US$ billion
Allocation (Inflows) 12.03
Redemption (Outflows) -16.22
Net Asset Flows -4.19
Positive Performance (Growth) 16.89
Negative Performance (Decline) -2.14
Total 14.75
Overall Total 10.56

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Footnote

1Based on 47.06% of funds which have reported July 2012 returns as at 13 August 2012

2MSCI AC World Index All Core Local Currency



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