Hedge funds ended their ten month winning run in May, as the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index lost 1.24%1 during the month. Most regional hedge funds ended the month with negative returns while Latin American managers delivered gains of 0.42%. Despite the high volatility, managers across the regions were able to outperform the underlying markets and deliver significant downside protection. The industry attracted $8.14 billion in net asset flows while performance based losses were $13.13 billion.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows: