Hedge funds were up 2.04% in October amid a reversal in the negative market sentiment and rallying equity markets. Managers investing in equities and high yield assets delivered the best performance during the month, with long/short equity funds witnessing their best month since May 2009. All regional mandates finished the month in positive territory with Asia ex-Japan funds leading the way with gains of 3.93%. However net asset flows remained slightly negative with net redemptions of US$4.6 billion.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows: