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The Eurekahedge Report - July 2018

July 2018 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.34% in June, up 0.08% year-to-date. Total assets under management decreased by US$3.8 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based decrease of US$2.4 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$1.3 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.46 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - June 2018

June 2018 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.33% in May and 0.48% year-to-date. Total assets under management (AUM) decreased by US$8.8 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based decrease of US$3.6 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$5.2 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.47 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - May 2018

May 2018 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.56%1 in April, while the MSCI World Index2 was up 1.18% over the month. Total assets under management decreased by US$1.9 billion during the month as the sector witnessed a performance-based increase of US$1.5 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$3.4 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.48 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - April 2018

April 2018 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.54% in March, while the MSCI World Index was down 2.21% over the month. Total assets under management decreased by US$3.1 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based decrease of US$1.3 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$1.7 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.48 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - March 2018

March 2018 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 1.62% in February, while the MSCI World Index was down 3.68% over the month. Total assets under management decreased by US$39.2 billion during the month as the sector witnessed a performance-based decrease of US$34.2 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$5.0 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.49 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - February 2018

February 2018 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 2.20% in January, while the MSCI World Index was up 3.78% over the month. Total assets under management (AUM) increased by US$42.0 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based increase of US$20.3 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$21.7 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.49 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - January 2018

January 2018 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.86% in December, while the MSCI World Index up 1.19% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$21.9 billion during the month as the sector witnessed a performance-based increase of US$9.4 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$12.5 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.44 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - December 2017

December 2017 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.32% in November, while the MSCI World Index was up 1.16% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$15.0 billion during the month – the sector witnessed the performance-based gaining US$4.3 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$10.7 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.41 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - November 2017

November 2017 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.28% in October, while the MSCI World Index was up 2.56% over the month.

The Eurekahedge Report - October 2017

October 2017 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.42% in September, while the MSCI World Index was up 2.17% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$10.2 billion during the month – the sector witnessed performance based increase of US$13.0 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$2.8 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.40 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - September 2017

September 2017 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.73% in August, while the MSCI World Index was up 0.15% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$13.7 billion during the month – the sector witnessed performance based increase of US$9.6 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$4.1 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.40 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - August 2017

August 2017 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.88% in July, while the MSCI World Index was up 1.64% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$10.1 billion during the month as the sector witnessed a performance-based increase of US$4.7 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$5.4 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.32 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - July 2017

July 2017 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.07% in June, while the MSCI World Index was up 0.18% over the month. Total assets under management decreased by US$4.4 billion during the month as the sector witnessed a performance-based decrease of US$7.7 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$3.3 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.30 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - June 2017

June 2017 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.33% in May, while the MSCI World Index was up 1.09% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$11.0 billion during the month – the sector witnessed performance based increase of US$6.0 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$5.0 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.30 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - May 2017

May 2017 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.64% in April, while the MSCI World Index was up 1.17% over the month. Total assets under management (AUM) increased by US$9.4 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based increase of US$3.2 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$6.2 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.28 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - April 2017

April 2017 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.34% in March, while the MSCI World Index was up 0.79% over the month. Total assets under management (AUM) increased by US$12.0 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based increase of US$2.7 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$9.3 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$ 2.27 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - March 2017

March 2017 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.97% in February, while the MSCI World Index was up 2.72% over the month. Total assets under management (AUM) increased by US$26.1 billion during the month as the sector witnessed a performance-based increase of US$14.1 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$11.9 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$ 2.26 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - February 2017

February 2017 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.87% in January, while the MSCI World Index was up 1.49% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$2.49 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based increase of US$1.29 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$1.19 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$ 2.23 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - January 2017

January 2017 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.03% in December, while the MSCI World Index was up 2.38% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$4.62 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based gains of US$12.24 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$7.62 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.23 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - December 2016

December 2016 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.41% in November, while the MSCI World Index was up 2.88% over the month. Total assets under management decreased by US$9.34 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based declines of US$0.96 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$8.39 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.23 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - November 2016

November 2016 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.48% in October, while the MSCI World Index was down 1.38% over the month. Total assets under management decreased by US$11.40 billion during the month as the sector witnessed a performance-based decrease of US$3.02 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$8.38 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$ 2.25 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - October 2016

October 2016 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.48% in September, while the MSCI World Index was up 0.19% over the month. Total assets under management decreased by US$5.77 billion during the month as the sector witnessed a performance-based increases of US$2.99 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$8.77 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$ 2.26 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - September 2016

September 2016 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.03% in August, while the MSCI World Index was up 0.48% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$0.04 billion during August as the sector witnessed performance-based increases of US$1.44 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$1.40 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$ 2.26 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - August 2016

August 2016 | Eurekahedge


The August 2016 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in global hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - July 2016

July 2016 | Eurekahedge


The July 2016 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in European hedge funds and UCITS hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - June 2016

June 2016 | Eurekahedge


The June 2016 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in Latin American hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - May 2016

May 2016 | Eurekahedge


The May 2016 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in funds of hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - April 2016

April 2016 | Eurekahedge


The April 2016 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in global hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - March 2016

March 2016 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.36% in February, while the MSCI World Index was down 1.43% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$0.89 billion as the sector witnessed performance-based declines of US$4.74 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$5.63 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$ 2.22 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - February 2016

February 2016 | Eurekahedge


The February 2016 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in Islamic funds and private equity funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - January 2016

January 2016 | Eurekahedge


The January 2015 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in Asian hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - December 2015

December 2015 | Eurekahedge


The December 2015 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in European hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - November 2015

November 2015 | Eurekahedge


The November 2015 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in Latin American hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - October 2015

October 2015 | Eurekahedge


The October 2015 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in North American hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - September 2015

September 2015 | Eurekahedge


The September 2015 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in Asian hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - August 2015

August 2015 | Eurekahedge


The August 2015 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in global hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - July 2015

July 2015 | Eurekahedge


The July 2015 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in European hedge funds and UCITS hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - June 2015

June 2015 | Eurekahedge


The June 2015 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in Latin American hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - May 2015

May 2015 | Eurekahedge


The May 2015 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in funds of hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - April 2015

April 2015 | Eurekahedge


The April 2015 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in Asian hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - March 2015

March 2015 | Eurekahedge


The March 2015 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in North American hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - February 2015

February 2015 | Eurekahedge


The February 2015 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in Islamic funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - January 2015

January 2015 | Eurekahedge


The January 2015 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in global hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - December 2014

December 2014 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.46% in November, while the MSCI World Index gained 2.34% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$12.3 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based gains of US$19.64 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$7.4 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.13 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - November 2014

November 2014 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.27% in October, while the MSCI World Index gained 1.15% over the month. Total assets under management decreased by US$1.1 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based gains of US$3.8 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$4.9 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.13 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - October 2014

October 2014 | Eurekahedge


The October 2014 Eurekahedge Report contains qualitative and quantitative analyses on the industry's assets flows and performance over the past month, with a special feature on key trends in North American hedge funds and funds of hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report - September 2014

September 2014 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.30% in August, while the MSCI World Index gained 2.48% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$12.7 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based gains of US$12.9 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$0.2 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.14 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - August 2014

August 2014 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.10% in July, while the MSCI World Index declined 0.83% over the month. Total assets under management decreased by US$10.4 billion in the same period. The sector witnessed performance-based losses of US$5.5 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$4.9 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.12 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - July 2014

July 2014 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.25% in June, while the MSCI World Index returned 1.59% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$3.0 billion during the month and the sector witnessed performance-based gains of US$4.8 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$1.8 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.12 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - June 2014

June 2014 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.12% in May, while the MSCI World Index returned 1.87% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$13.23 billion during the month – the sector witnessed performance based gains of US$11.15 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$2.08 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.11 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - May 2014

May 2014 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.13% in April, while the MSCI World Index returned a flat 0.08% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$10.09 billion during the month – the sector witnessed performance-based gains of US$0.58 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$9.51 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.09 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - April 2014

April 2014 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.35% in March, while the MSCI World Index returned a flat 0.04% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$7.12 billion during the month – the sector witnessed performance-based losses of US$0.97 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$8.09 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.07 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - March 2014

March 2014 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.79% in February, while the MSCI World Index gained 3.87% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$25.81 billion during the month – the sector witnessed performance-based gains of US$14.84 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$10.97 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.03 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - February 2014

February 2014 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.48% in January, while the MSCI World Index declined 3.74% over the month. Total assets under management decreased by US$4.00 billion during the month – the sector witnessed performance-based losses of US$5.92 billion while registering net asset flows of US$1.92 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$ 2.01 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - January 2014

January 2014 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.98% in December, while the MSCI World Index gained 1.67% over the month. Total assets under management decreased by US$3.73 billion during the month – the sector witnessed net negative asset flows of US$8.6 billion while registering performance-based gains of US$4.9 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.0 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - December 2013

December 2013 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.31% in November, outperforming the MSCI World Index which gained 1.27% over the month. Total assets under management decreased by US$1.45 billion during the month – the sector witnessed net negative asset flows of US$3.96 billion while registering performance-based gains of US$2.51 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.99 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - November 2013

November 2013 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.41% in October, lagging behind the MSCI World Index which gained 3.75% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$19.71 billion during the month and the sector witnessed net positive asset flows of US$1.16 billion, while also registering performance-based gains of US$18.55 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.97 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - October 2013

October 2013 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.18% in September, lagging behind the MSCI World Index which gained 3.87% over the month. Total assets under management increased by US$4.24 billion during the month. The sector witnessed net positive asset flows of US$1.23 billion while also registering performance-based gains of US$3.01 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.91 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - September 2013

September 2013 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.23% in August while the MSCI World Index declined 2.26% over the month. Total assets under management decreased by US$6.3 billion during the month and the sector witnessed net negative asset flows of US$1.62 billion while also posting losses of US$4.67 billion from performance. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.90 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report – August 2013

August 2013 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.02% in July while the MSCI World Index was up 4.41% over the month. Total assets under management increased by nearly US$15 billion during the month – the sector witnessed net positive asset flows of US$4.98 billion while gaining US$10.07 billion through performance-based gains. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.89 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report – July 2013

July 2013 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund index declined 0.69% in June while the MSCI World Index was down 3.10% over the month. Total assets under management were down by US$20.94 billion during June – the sector witnessed net negative asset flows of US$2.12 billion while losing US$18.82 billion through performance based losses. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.89 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report – June 2013

June 2013 | Eurekahedge


The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.40% in May while the MSCI World Index was down 0.45% over the month. Total assets under management were up by US$3.06 billion during May – the sector witnessed net positive asset flows of US$4.59 billion while losing US$1.53 billion through performance-based losses. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.88 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report – May 2013

May 2013 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds posted positive returns in April, amid divergent trends in global markets. The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund index was up 0.87% while the MSCI World Index was up 2.02% over the month. Total assets under management were up by US$19.87 billion during April – the sector witnessed net positive asset flows of US$7.13 billion while witnessing profits of US$12.75 billion through performance-based gains. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.87 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report – April 2013

April 2013 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds posted positive returns in March, amid divergent trends in global markets. The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund index was up 0.69% while the MSCI World Index was up 1.76% over the month. Total assets under management were up by US$9.19 billion during March and the sector witnessed net positive asset flows of US$2.20 billion along with profits of US$6.99 billion through performance-based gains. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.83 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report – March 2013

March 2013 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds outperformed the markets and delivered marginally positive returns in February. The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund index was up 0.22% while the MSCI World Index was down 0.07% over the month. Total assets under management were up by US$5.00 billion during February – the sector witnessed net positive asset flows of US$5.35 billion while losing US$0.35 billion through performance-based losses. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.81 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report – February 2013

February 2013 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds posted their strongest January performance since 2006 amid rallying equity markets globally. The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 2.32% while the MSCI World Index gained 4.66% over the month. Total assets under management were up by US$17.8 billion during December – the sector added performance-based gains of US$13.9 billion while also witnessing net positive asset flows of US$3.9 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.79 trillion

The Eurekahedge Report – January 2013

January 2013 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds delivered positive performance in December, despite mid-month trend reversals in various sectors due to increased risk appetite. The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund index was up 1.46% while the MSCI World Index gained 2.22% over the month. Total assets under management were up by US$1.4 billion during December – the sector added performance-based gains of US$9.9 billion while witnessing net negative asset flows of US$8.5 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.77 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report – December 2012

December 2012 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds delivered positive performance in November, despite mid-month trend reversals in various sectors due to increased risk appetite. The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund index was up 0.42% while the MSCI World Index gained 1.05% over the month. Total assets under management were up by US$7.68 billion during November, of which US$5.85 billion were added through net positive asset flows and the remaining US$1.82 billion through performance-based gains. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.77 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report – November 2012

November 2012 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds witnessed a flat to marginally negative performance in October, amid falling equity markets, trend reversals in various sectors and increasing risk aversion among investors. The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.19%1 while the MSCI World Index dropped by 0.76%2 over the month. Total assets under management (AUM) declined by US$11.47 billion during October, of which US$5.8 billion were attributed to performance and the remaining US$5.68 billion due to net outflows - bringing the total size of the industry to US$1.76 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report – October 2012

October 2012 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds witnessed a third consecutive month of gains in September amid rallying markets and further monetary stimulus from major central banks around the globe. The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rose 1.03%1 while the MSCI World Index returned 2.29%2 over the month. US$8.1 billion in total assets were added during September, of which US$5.1 billion came from managers’ performance while the remaining US$2.9 billion came from investment inflows bringing the total size of the industry to US$1.76 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report – September 2012

September 2012 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds recorded their second month of gains in August amid rallying markets and further monetary stimulus from major central banks around the globe. The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rose 0.63%1 while the MSCI World Index returned 1.64%2 over the month. US$7.83 billion in total assets were added during August, of which US$2.88 billion came from managers’ performance and the remaining US$4.95 billion from investment inflows. Total industry size now stands at US$1.74 trillion, the highest level since April 2012.

The Eurekahedge Report – August 2012

August 2012 | Eurekahedge


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.

The Eurekahedge Report – July 2012

July 2012 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds were down for the fourth consecutive month in June, as economies in Europe announced recessions and frequent shifts in risk sentiment made it a difficult environment for traders. The composite Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index registered a marginal loss of 0.14%1while the MSCI World and the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Indices were up 3.65% and 1.20% respectively. Hedge funds recorded a decline of US$8.2 billion as negative performance and client redemptions led to the fall in assets under management. Total industry assets are still higher by 1.53% year-to-date and remain above the US$1.73 trillion mark.

The Eurekahedge Report – June 2012

June 2012 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds outperformed underlying markets by 7.77%1 in May. The composite Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down only 1.55% on the month as regional equities around the globe tumbled. Comparatively, the MSCI World Index lost 9.32% while stocks in Europe and Latin America witnessed losses of 13.42% and 13.48% respectively. All regional hedge fund mandates finished the month with negative returns although managers across the board were able to control their losses and protect their portfolios. Political instability in Europe, coupled with slowing growth in China prompted clients to redeem US$8.68 billion from hedge funds, while performance flows amounted to a decline of US$5.01 billion. Total industry assets however are higher by 2.42% year-to-date and remain above the US$1.74 trillion mark.

The Eurekahedge Report – May 2012

May 2012 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds outperformed underlying markets in April with a -0.17%1 return and witnessed strong net flows of US$10.41 billion from investors. Total inflows amounted to US$28.13 billion while client redemptions added to US$17.72 billion. The MSCI World Index dropped 1.62% on the back of rising eurozone sovereign yields, weak US economic data and slow Chinese growth. Managers added US$1.34 billion through performance with Latin American focused and relative value mandates delivering the highest returns. Total assets under management rose back above the US$1.76 trillion mark primarily due to asset gains seen in long/short equity and North American funds.

The Eurekahedge Report – April 2012

April 2012 | Eurekahedge


The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was flat to marginally negative through March, losing 0.18%1 for the month, with the year-to-date figure standing at 4.08%. Japanese hedge funds posted the best monthly returns among regional mandates while Latin American, Asia ex-Japan and European managers outperformed their underlying equity markets. Managers increased their total assets for the quarter by US$47.9 billion through performance and investment flows, with the former accounting for US$40 billion of capital flows. Inflows from investors in the first three months of 2012 amounted to US$7.9 billion, bringing the current assets under management to US$1.75 trillion

The Eurekahedge Report – March 2012

March 2012 | Eurekahedge


The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 2.05%1 in February, bringing its year to date returns to 4.30%. The industry is enjoying its strongest start to a year in 12 years as all regional and strategic mandates have reported net gains for two consecutive months. Meanwhile, the asset weighted Mizuho-Eurekahedge Index was up 1.80% and 1.77% in February and January respectively. Managers attracted US$320 million of inflows during the month while performance added US$11.17 billion to total assets under management. Overall assets increased by US$11.49 billion to US$1.75 trillion boosted by rallying underlying capital markets and higher risk appetite.

The Eurekahedge Report – February 2012

February 2012 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds started 2012 on a strong note, as the composite Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rose 2.1%1 on the month. Rallying equity markets, on the back of a sharp increase in risk appetite, coupled with marked reversals across some other asset classes – such as commodities and currencies – were among the factors responsible for the month’s gains. Additionally, better than expected economic data coupled with easy monetary conditions (in the form of bond purchases) further improved investor sentiment during January. Total hedge fund assets under management climbed back above the US$1.72 trillion mark, through US$11.35 billion of performance based growth and US$3.66 billion of net asset inflows

The Eurekahedge Report – January 2012

January 2012 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds posted an average return of -0.2% in December, outperforming global equity markets by 0.2% as managers focused on protecting their capital through yet another month of high volatility in the underlying markets. The MSCI World Index fell by 0.4% during the month, closing the year down by 9.9%. Managers lost US$6.61 billion during the month, mainly through net outflows as investors looking to rebalance their portfolios for the next year withdrew their capital. December marked the fifth consecutive month of negative net flows – total hedge fund assets have fallen to US$1.71 trillion over the last five months of the year.

The Eurekahedge Report – December 2011

December 2011 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds posted an average return of -0.87%1 in November, outperforming global equity markets by 2.35% as managers focused on capital preservation strategies. The MSCI World Index fell by as much as 10% during the course of the month, before a month-end rally. At the same time, risk aversion remained high with the Euro zone debt issues continuing to weigh in on investor sentiment. Managers lost US$9.92 billion of assets mainly through investment outflows while performance was also in negative territory. November marks the fourth consecutive month of negative net flows this year. Total hedge fund assets under management have retraced to the US$1.73 trillion mark, the same level as it was in January of this year.

The Eurekahedge Report – November 2011

November 2011 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds were up 2.04% in October amid a reversal in the negative market sentiment and rallying equity markets. Managers investing in equities and high yield assets delivered the best performance during the month, with long/short equity funds witnessing their best month since May 2009. All regional mandates finished the month in positive territory with Asia ex-Japan funds leading the way with gains of 3.93%. However net asset flows remained slightly negative with net redemptions of US$4.6 billion.

The Eurekahedge Report – October 2011

October 2011 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds outperformed global equity markets yet again in September (-2.69% vs. -9.98% for the MSCI AC World Index) as managers focused on hedging strategies and short-term directional trades. All regional mandates finished the month with losses but fixed income and Latin American hedge funds are still in positive territory YTD. Managers lost more than US$37 billion in total assets through the month as investors accounted for US$20.98 billion of net outflows. Hedge funds now oversee US$1.76 trillion of capital - the lowest figure since March 2011.

The Eurekahedge Report – September 2011

September 2011 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds posted an average return of -2.13%1 in August, outperforming global equity markets by 5.57% as managers focused on capital preservation strategies. The MSCI World Index tumbled 7.70% off the back of a downgrade of US Treasuries, which also sent the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index down by 1.85% for the month. Managers lost US$3.2 billion of assets through performance, but capital flows from investors continued to be very robust as August marked the ninth consecutive month of positive flows; an increase of US$1.51 billion. Overall hedge fund assets under management remained above the US$1.8 trillion mark, the highest level since September 2008.

The Eurekahedge Report – August 2011

August 2011 | Eurekahedge


Hedge Funds were up 0.44% in July as the managers provided downturn protection to their portfolios in a month that saw global equity markets decline. The MSCI World Index dropped 2.59% as risk appetite waned across high yielding assets. Investors however increased allocation to hedge funds as $4.34 billion of net inflows were recorded for the industry. This is the eighth consecutive month of positive net flows in the year, making 2011 one of the strongest years on record in terms of capital allocation to hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Report – July 2011

July 2011 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds were down for the second consecutive month in June, as the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index lost 1.22%1 during the month. Most regional hedge funds ended the month with negative returns while Japanese managers delivered marginal gains of 0.25%. The industry attracted $2.6 billion in net asset flows while performance based losses were $11.14 billion.

The Eurekahedge Report – June 2011

June 2011 | Eurekahedge


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.

The Eurekahedge Report – May 2011

May 2011 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds recorded the tenth consecutive month of positive returns in April as the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.58%%1. Most regional hedge funds ended the month with positive returns while Japanese managers delivered downside protection and outperformed their underlying market indices. The industry attracted $28.33 billion in net asset flows while performance based growth was $23.97 billion. Total assets under management increased by US$52.30 billion to cross the US$1.8 trillion mark by the end of April.

The Eurekahedge Report – April 2011

April 2011 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds recorded the ninth consecutive month of positive returns in March as the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 0.15% as most regional hedge funds delivered downside protection and outperformed their respective underlying market indices. The industry attracted US$13.87 billion in net asset flows while performance-based growth was US$4.54 billion. Total assets under management increased by US$18.41 billion to cross US$1.75 trillion by the end of March.

The Eurekahedge Report – March 2011

March 2011 | Eurekahedge


After seven months of strong growth, the global hedge fund industry continued to advance with a 1.09% performance gain in February. Hedge fund managers witnessed robust inflows of US$12.37 billion during the month while performance-based net flows amounted to US$9.99 billion. Total assets under management crossed US$1.72 trillion for the first time since September 2008. Year-to-date, hedge funds have attracted US$29.53 billion from investors, far above the US$10.69 billion of inflows over the same period last year.

The Eurekahedge Report – February 2011

February 2011 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds recorded the seventh consecutive month of positive returns in January as the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 0.06% amid mixed performances seen across regional and strategic mandates. The industry attracted US$3.39 billion in net asset flows while performance-based growth was negative US$2.13 billion. Total assets under management increased by US$1.26 billion to reach US$1.68 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report – January 2011

January 2011 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds were up 3.01% 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.

The Eurekahedge Report – December 2010

December 2010 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds outperformed the underlying markets in November by posting positive returns of 0.40% , amid volatile market conditions and falling risk appetites. All regional mandates ended the month with flat to positive returns as the Eurekahedge Hedge Funds Index witnessed the fifth consecutive month of back-to-back positive returns. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index is up 7.72% YTD November, leading the MSCI World Index by 5.57%. The sector witnessed performance-based losses US$2.36 billion while asset flows were flat to slightly negative.

The Eurekahedge Report - November 2010

November 2010 | Eurekahedge


October marked a strong start to the fourth quarter as hedge funds registered their fourth consecutive month of positive results. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index posted a 2.27% gain in October, with all regional and strategic mandates in the black. Managers also witnessed net inflows of US$10.2 billion in the month, increasing the total year-to-date net flows into the industry to $61 billion. Additionally, hedge funds added $17.95 billion through performance-based gains, bringing the size of the industry to US$1.63 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - October 2010

October 2010 | Eurekahedge


The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up for the third consecutive month with a 3.29% gain in September, bringing the year-to-date return to a healthy 5.02%. Global hedge funds have continuously outperformed underlying markets this year, with the average hedge fund beating the MSCI World Index by 5.1% year-to-date. September also saw strong asset flows, with the industry gaining US$15.6 billion through net allocations.

The Eurekahedge Report - September 2010

September 2010 | Eurekahedge


The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 0.44% 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.

The Eurekahedge Report - August 2010

August 2010 | Eurekahedge


The global hedge fund industry witnessed US$10.41 billion of net inflows in July while managers added US$7.71 billion through performance, pushing total hedge fund assets under management to $1.52 trillion. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.47% in July, with broad gains seen across all regional mandates and strategies.

The Eurekahedge Report - July 2010

July 2010 | Eurekahedge


The composite Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.59% in June; however hedge funds continued to outperform underlying markets significantly as the MSCI World Index lost 3.56% in the month. Hedge funds also attracted capital for the second month running, bringing the total size of the industry to US$1.51 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - June 2010

June 2010 | Eurekahedge


The global hedge fund industry continued to attract capital in May as net flows from investors were positive for the fourth consecutive month. The composite Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 2.33%; however, hedge funds continued to outperform underlying markets significantly as the MSCI World Index lost 9.9% in the month.

The Eurekahedge Report - May 2010

May 2010 | Eurekahedge


The global hedge fund industry continued to post positive returns in April, once again outperforming the underlying markets. April was also the third consecutive month of net capital inflows as more investors look to hedge funds for consistent risk-adjusted returns. The Eurekahedge Global Hedge Fund Index was up 1.24% in the month with net inflows of US$1.8 billion, bringing the total size of the industry to US$1.53 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - April 2010

April 2010 | Eurekahedge


The global hedge fund industry is off to a healthy start in 2010 with strong first quarter performance numbers and robust capital inflows. March was another month of positive performance as managers skilfully captured most of the upside in the trending markets; the Eurekahedge Global Hedge Fund Index was up 2.5% in the month. Managers also attracted capital with net inflows of US$2.83 billion, bringing the total size of the industry to US$1.5 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - March 2010

March 2010 | Eurekahedge


After a month of negative returns and asset flows, hedge funds rebounded in February to bring the assets under management back to US$1.48 trillion. Managers attracted capital during the month with net inflows of US$4.33 billion while asset growth due to performance stood at US$2.46 billion. Managers skilfully navigated the mid-month reversals in market themes while underlying markets ended the month in positive territory – the Eurekahedge Global Hedge Fund Index posted gains of 0.59% and the MSCI World Index was up 1.23% in February.

The Eurekahedge Report - February 2010

February 2010 | Eurekahedge


After eight months of strong growth, the global hedge fund industry saw its assets decline marginally by US$2.85 billion in January. Net inflows were relatively modest through the month, standing at US$0.14 billion while performance-based losses stood at US$3 billion. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.86% in January, the MSCI World Index fell by 4.2% and the CRB Commodity Price Index declined by 6%.

The Eurekahedge Report - January 2010

January 2010 | Eurekahedge


The global hedge fund industry witnessed its eighth month of capital growth, gaining US$4.6 billion through December. Net inflows were relatively modest through the month, standing at US$0.6 billion while performance-based gains accounted for US$4 billion. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up was 1.07% in December, bringing the November YTD figure to 19.37% - the highest yearly returns since 2003.

The Eurekahedge Report - December 2009

December 2009 | Eurekahedge


The global hedge fund industry witnessed its seventh month of capital growth, gaining US$14.93 billion through November. Net inflows stood at US$5 billion through the month while performance-based gains accounted for US$9.9 billion. The Eurekahedge Global Hedge Fund Index up was 1.85% in November, bringing the November YTD figure to 18.24% – the highest November YTD figure on record.

The Eurekahedge Report - November 2009

November 2009 | Eurekahedge


The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was flat to marginally negative through October, returning -0.3% for the month, with the YTD figure standing at 16.1%. Emerging markets hedge funds posted positive returns, while US- and Europe-based managers outperformed the underlying regional markets. Managers attracted capital for the sixth consecutive month with net inflows of US$10.2 billion in October, bringing the current assets under management to US$1.45 trillion and is on track to hit the US$1.5 trillion mark by end-2009.

The Eurekahedge Report - October 2009

October 2009 | Eurekahedge


The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rose 2.6% in September, bringing its YTD returns to 16.1%. Managers attracted capital for the fifth consecutive month with net inflows of US$15.1 billion in September, bringing the current assets under management to US$1.43 trillion. The industry is on track to hit the US$1.5 trillion mark by year-end, with performance being positive (or flat at worst) on average for the rest of the year, irrespective of how the underlying markets fare.

The Eurekahedge Report - September 2009

September 2009 | Eurekahedge


The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rose 1.2% in August, bringing its YTD returns to 13.2%. Managers attracted capital for the fourth consecutive month, with net inflows of US$12.6 billion in August and assets up nearly US$100 billion since their April-2009 lows, currently standing at US$1.38 trillion. We expect the industry’s assets to hit US$1.5 trillion by the year-end, with performance being positive (or flat at worst), on average, for the rest of the year irrespective of how the underlying markets fare.

The Eurekahedge Report - August 2009

August 2009 | Eurekahedge


The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rose 2.2% 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.

The Eurekahedge Report - July 2009

July 2009 | Eurekahedge


After its best 3-month period on record, the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index finished flat (0.2%) in June, to end the first half of 2009 up a healthy 9.5%. Hedge funds attracted US$19 billion of fresh capital (gross) in June, marking their second consecutive month of net inflows of US$6 billion; hedge fund assets as at end-1H2009 stood at US$1.33 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - June 2009

June 2009 | Eurekahedge


The global hedge fund industry witnessed its first net inflow of US$11.3 billion in 10 months and the largest amount of capital appreciation from performance (US$19 billion) in a year, for total growth of US$30.3 billion. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 5.4% in May, registering its best monthly return in almost a decade.

The Eurekahedge Report - May 2009

May 2009 | Eurekahedge


Gross inflows of US$15 billion in April, up from US$12 billion and US$4 billion in March and February respectively. Net redemptions of US$25 billion, down from a monthly average of US$65 billion for the preceding six months, bringing industry assets to US$1.3 trillion. Hedge funds up 3.9% YTD, while the DJIA is down 6.9% as at end April.

The Eurekahedge Report - April 2009

April 2009 | Eurekahedge


The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rose 1.4% in March, ending 1Q2009 up 1% while the MSCI World Index lost 12.5% YTD. Redemptions eased further during the month, to US$16 billion, with hedge fund assets as at March 2009 at US$1.34 trillion. We expect redemptions to slow further in the second quarter, be flat in the third and expect net inflows in 4Q2009.

The Eurekahedge Report - March 2009

March 2009 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds turned in stable returns (-0.8%) in February. Hedge fund assets stand at US$1.36 trillion. Though fresh inflows were overshadowed by redemption of US$25 billion, pressures are expected to ease going forward.

The Eurekahedge Report - February 2009

February 2009 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds posted 0.2% return in January, putting the year on a good start. Hedge fund assets fell US$69 billion to US$1.4 trillion as at end-January.

The Eurekahedge Report - January 2009

January 2009 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds returned a healthy 1%, wrapping up a tumultuous 2008 at -12.3%. Hedge fund assets fell US$380 billion or 20% in 2008, from just under US$1.9 trillion to just over US$1.5 trillion.

The Eurekahedge Report - December 2008

December 2008 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds weathered another harsh month in November; the composite Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down only 0.71% on the month, as global equities and commodities tumbled (the MSCI World Index and Reuters CRB Index lost -6.7% and -9.7% respectively).

The Eurekahedge Report – November 2008

November 2008 | Eurekahedge


Hedge funds weathered another harsh month in October; the composite Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down only 3.9% on the month, as global equities and commodities tumbled (the MSCI World Index and Reuters CRB Index lost 19.1% and 18.3% respectively).

The Eurekahedge Report – October 2008

October 2008 | Eurekahedge


The Eurekahedge Report – October 2008

Year end report 2002

February 2003 | Eurekahedge


Prologue: The Beginning of the Year for Asia Back in January 2002, the consensus view on Asian markets was remarkably positive - the military action against the Taliban in Afghanistan was efficiently coming to a close, the U.S. consumer was leading the general economy out of the 2001 recession, Korean exporters and domestic consumption were steamrolling ahead and Asian equities were still trading at historically low p/e ratios even after the market bounce in the 4Q of 2001.

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