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Hedge Fund Monthly
Asset Flows Update For the Month of March 2013


April 2013

Hedge funds posted positive returns in March amid mixed returns in global markets. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.69%1 during the month as some risk aversion returned to the markets due to developments in Europe. Comparatively the MSCI World Index gained 1.76%2 during the month.

Total assets under management (AUM) increased by US$9.2 billion during the month, bringing the size of the industry to US$1.83 trillion. Performance-based growth accounted for most of this increase as managers posted gains of US$7 billion over the course of the month. The industry also attracted capital from investors for the third consecutive month with positive net asset flows of US$2.2 billion.

Figure 1: Summary monthly asset flow data since January 2011


Key highlights for March 2013:

  • 1Q 2013 witnessed positive asset flows of US$20 billion with hedge funds attracting assets in all three months
  • North American hedge funds hit highest AUM on record with total assets standing at US$1.25 trillion
  • The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.69% in March and 2.97% in 1Q 2013

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1Based on 51.11% of funds which have reported March 2013 returns as at 12 April 2013
2 The MSCI AC World Index All Core – USD


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