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$2.46 billion. Managers skilfully navigated the mid-month reversals in market themes while underlying markets ended the month in positive territory – the Eurekahedge Global Hedge Fund Index posted gains of 0.59% and the MSCI World Index was up 1.23% in February.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:
|February 2010||US$ billion|
|Net Asset Flows||4.33|
|Positive Performance (Growth)||4.15|
|Negative Performance (Decline)||-1.69|
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