The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rose 2.21% in July, bringing its YTD returns to 12% - the best year-to-July returns on record. Since the start of 2007, hedge funds returned 13% on average, compared to a 30% loss for the S&P 500. Assets under management rose for the third consecutive month in July, also marking the third straight month of net inflows into hedge funds, resulting in a nearly US$11 billion increase to US$1.35 trillion.
|July 2009||US$ billion|
|Net Asset Flows||2.1|
|Positive Performance (growth)||11.1|
|Negative Performance (decline)||-2.6|
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1Based on 70% of the funds reporting their July 2009 returns as at 18 August 2009.
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