Hedge funds posted positive returns in March, amid divergent trends in global markets. The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund index was up 0.69%1 while the MSCI World Index was up 1.76%2 over the month. Total assets under management were up by US$9.19 billion during March and the sector witnessed net positive asset flows of US$2.20 billion along with profits of US$6.99 billion through performance-based gains. The total size of the industry now stands at US$1.83 trillion.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows: