After seven months of strong growth, the global hedge fund industry continued to advance with a 1.09% performance gain in February. Hedge fund managers witnessed robust inflows of US$12.37 billion during the month while performance-based net flows amounted to US$9.99 billion. Total assets under management crossed US$1.72 trillion for the first time since September 2008. Year-to-date, hedge funds have attracted US$29.53 billion from investors, far above the US$10.69 billion of inflows over the same period last year.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows: