The Eurekahedge Report – September 2011


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.  

Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:

August 2011US$ billion
Allocation (Inflows) 24.06
Redemption (Outflows) -22.55
Net Asset Flows 1.51
Positive Performance (Growth) 116.04
Negative Performance (Decline) -119.22
Total -3.18
Overall Total -1.66


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1Based on 67.66% of funds which have reported August 2011 returns as at 16 September 2011

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