The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was flat to marginally negative through March, losing 0.18%1 for the month, with the year-to-date figure standing at 4.08%. Japanese hedge funds posted the best monthly returns among regional mandates while Latin American, Asia ex-Japan and European managers outperformed their underlying equity markets. Managers increased their total assets for the quarter by US$47.9 billion through performance and investment flows, with the former accounting for US$40 billion of capital flows. Inflows from investors in the first three months of 2012 amounted to US$7.9 billion, bringing the current assets under management to US$1.75 trillion
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:
|March 2012||US$ billion|
|Net Asset Flows||-12.62|
|Positive Performance (Growth)||-1.15|
|Negative Performance (Decline)||0.75|
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1 Based on 51.06% of funds which have reported March-2012 returns as at 13-April-2012
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