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$4 billion. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up was 1.07% in December, bringing the November YTD figure to 19.37% - the highest yearly returns since 2003.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:
|December 2009||US$ billion|
|Net Asset Flows||0.59|
|Positive Performance (growth)||6.1|
|Negative Performance (decline)||-2.11|
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