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Asset Flows Update

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.06% in April, recording its fourth consecutive positive month of 2019. On a year-to-date basis, the index was up 5.15%, supported by the recovery in global equity and bond markets since the beginning of the year. Promising economic data, dovish central banks and optimism over the US-China trade talks over the first quarter helped fund managers recover from the losses they suffered last year. The MSCI AC World Index rallied 3.38% in April, supported by robust labour market data and strong earnings in the US. Despite ongoing concerns over slowing growth, China’s economy expansion over the first quarter beat estimates, supporting the region’s equity markets. However, the positive results led to unease among investors as the PBOC may decide to scale back their policy support. The majority of hedge fund managers tracked by Eurekahedge ended the month of April up, with those focusing on North America and Japan outperforming their peers. Investor all

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