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


May 2013

Hedge funds witnessed another month of positive returns in April amid mixed returns in global markets. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.87%1 during the month, witnessing some trend reversals in the underlying markets. The MSCI World Index gained 2.02%2during the month.

Total assets under management (AUM) increased by nearly US$20 billion during April, bringing the size of the industry to US$1.87 trillion, the highest level since the financial crisis. Most of the increase in assets was registered through performance as the managers gained US$12.7 billion. The sector also witnessed strong asset flows of US$7.1 billion.

Figure 1: Summary monthly asset flow data since January 2011


Key highlights for April 2013:

  • Hedge funds gained nearly US$100 billion in four months, assets at highest level since 2008
  • Assets in North American hedge funds reached historically highest level of US$1.28 trillion
  • Japanese hedge funds witnessed strongest April and 4-months on record returns, gaining 6.63% and 18.55% respectively

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1Based on 56.02% of funds which have reported April 2013 returns as at 15 May 2013
2The MSCI AC World Index All Core – Local


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