The Eurekahedge Report – February 2012


Hedge funds started 2012 on a strong note, as the composite Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rose 2.1%1 on the month. Rallying equity markets, on the back of a sharp increase in risk appetite, coupled with marked reversals across some other asset classes – such as commodities and currencies – were among the factors responsible for the month’s gains. Additionally, better than expected economic data coupled with easy monetary conditions (in the form of bond purchases) further improved investor sentiment during January. Total hedge fund assets under management climbed back above the US$1.72 trillion mark, through US$11.35 billion of performance based growth and US$3.66 billion of net asset inflows   

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

January 2012 US$ billion
Allocation (Inflows) 21.65
Redemption (Outflows) -17.99
Net Asset Flows 3.66
Positive Performance (Growth) 14.79
Negative Performance (Decline) -3.44
Total 11.35
Overall Total 15.02


Please click here to download the Eurekahedge Report (3 MB)


The full report is accessible to paying subscribers only.

Subscribers may continue to login as usual to download the full report and non-subscribers may email to enquire on how to obtain the full research report.


1 Based on 70.58% of funds which have reported January 2012 returns as at 20 February 2012.

Please login to read the rest of the article or sign up for a free trial.