|Eurekahedge North American Hedge Fund Index
|Eurekahedge European Hedge Fund Index
|Eurekahedge Eastern Europe & Russia Hedge Fund Index
|Eurekahedge Japan Hedge Fund Index
|Eurekahedge Emerging Markets Hedge Fund Index
|Eurekahedge Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund Index
|Eurekahedge Latin American Hedge Fund Index
All regional mandates finished the month with positive returns with managers investing in Eastern Europe & Russia and Asia ex-Japan witnessing the largest gains. The Eurekahedge Eastern Europe & Russia Hedge Fund Index was up 6.10% in February, bringing its year-to-date (YTD) return to a substantial 12.57%. In addition to the overall positive global economic view, the underlying markets have benefitted from constructive moves by regional governments while managers investing in the region also gained from the sharp gains in the local currencies against the greenback.
Asia ex-Japan hedge funds delivered a 4.40% return for the month, bringing their February YTD figure to 8.84%. The regional managers have profited from a strong performance in the consumer and industrial sectors while also profiting from strengthening local currency exposures. The asset-weighted Mizuho-Eurekahedge Asia ex-Japan Index is up 9.55% February YTD, showing that larger funds have outperformed over the last two months.
Notable among other regions is the performance of European hedge funds, the Eurekahedge European Hedge Fund Index was up 5.14% February YTD as heightened risk appetite and improving sentiment about the European debt situation led to healthy performance in the underlying markets. Additionally, early reports indicate that European hedge funds have also started to attract capital from investors, implying that confidence in the region is returning.