The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 0.44%1 in August, bringing its 2010 year-to-date returns to 1.70%. Global hedge funds have continuously outperformed underlying markets this year, with the average hedge fund beating the MSCI World Index by 9.21% year-to-date. Consequently, assets under management have surpassed $1.54 trillion – highest level since December 2008. Investors committed $26.35 billion of capital to hedge funds last month while managers' performance contributed $9.0 billion to the gains for the month.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:
|August 2010||US$ billion|
|Net Asset Flows||7.09|
|Positive Performance (Growth)||9.01|
|Negative Performance (Decline)||-2.74|
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1Based on 76.54% of the NAV for August 2010 as at 21 September 2010.
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