The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 1.81%1 in August, while the MSCI World Index2 was down 6.66% over the month. Total assets under management declined by US$15.5 billion during the month – the sector witnessed performance-based losses of US$20.2 billion while registering net asset inflows of US$4.8 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2.23 trillion.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:
|August 2015||US$ billion|
|Net Asset Flows||4.76|
|Positive Performance (Growth)||7.83|
|Negative Performance (Decline)||-28.08|
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