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March 2022

The Eurekahedge Report - March 2022

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The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.26%[1] in February 2022 and down 1.85% in 2022. Total assets under management decreased by US$9.5 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based decline of US$6.5 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$3.0 billion.


Asset Flows Update

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The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index declined -0.26% in February 2022, outperforming the S&P 500 which was down 3.14% over the same period. Global equities tumbled as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the most dangerous international conflict since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis has led to increasing concerns about stagflation at a time when global central banks are tightening monetary policy in a bid to cool inflation.


Hedge Fund Performance Commentary

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The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index declined -0.07% in February 2022, outperforming the S&P 500 by 4.38% over the month. Global equity market tumbled as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the most dangerous international conflict since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis has led to increasing concerns about stagflation at a time when global central banks are tightening monetary policy in a bid to cool inflation.


Key Trends in Asian Hedge Funds (March 2022)

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The Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Index was down -3.02% year-to-date as of January 2022, outperforming the underlying equity market as represented by the MSCI AC Asia Pacific IMI, which retreated -4.16% over the same period. In 2020, the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Index suffered significant losses in the first quarter of the year as news of the rapidly spreading coronavirus hammered equity markets globally, resulting in the index declining by -8.72% in the first quarter of the year.


Trade Finance Hedge Fund: An alternative asset class amidst the rising yields environment

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Trade finance hedge funds have gained traction over the recent years, driven by investor demand for alternative asset classes with low volatility and consistent return, as well as low correlation against the broader financial market. The sector began its rapid growth following the global financial crisis in 2008, when banks started reducing their trade finance exposure to meet Basel III capital requirements.


Asian Hedge Funds Infographic March 2022

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Eurekahedge’s Asian hedge funds infographic sums up the industry as at March 2022. Find out more about Asian hedge funds assets under management (AUM), asset flows into strategic and regional mandates, strategy returns, fund size and geographic AUM, head office locations and the best and worst performances of the year.


February 2022

The Eurekahedge Report - February 2022

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The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 1.23% in January 2022 and up 9.35% in 2021. Total assets under management decreased by US$18.9 billion during the month – the sector witnessed performance-based decline of US$8.8 billion while registering net asset outflows of US$10.1 billion.


Asset Flows Update

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The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index declined -1.23% in January, outperforming the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which declined -4.91% over the same period. Global equity markets tanked after market risk sentiment was dampened due to geopolitical concerns over the Russia-Ukraine crisis and the increasingly hawkish policy stance of the Federal Reserve to quell rising inflation, negatively impacting the performance of hedge funds.


Hedge Fund Performance Commentary

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The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index declined -1.23% in January, outperforming the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which declined -4.91% over the same period. Global equity markets sank after investors grew increasingly concerned about the escalating Russia-Ukraine crisis and the hawkish policy stance of the Federal Reserve to quell rising inflation, dampening the performance of hedge funds.


Value Investing: hidden gems in a rising interest rate environment

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In the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis, central banks and government authorities injected massive amounts of economic stimulus to support their economies from the market meltdown which led to a rapid increase in money supply, pushing up consumer prices. In the same vein, the ongoing global economic recovery and winter season in Europe has led to a surge in global demand and pushed energy prices back to pre-pandemic levels, exacerbating the already high consumer prices.


Key Trends in Latin American Hedge Funds (February 2022)

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The Eurekahedge Latin American Hedge Fund Index retreated -2.95% in 2021, outperforming the MSCI EM Latin America Index which declined -7.58% over the same period. GDP in the Latin American region declined by 6.8% in 2020, driven by the economic collapse caused by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Latin American Hedge Funds Infographic February 2022

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Eurekahedge’s Latin American hedge funds infographic sums up the industry as at February 2022. Find out more about Latin American hedge funds assets under management (AUM), asset flows into strategic and regional mandates, strategy returns, fund size and geographic AUM, head office locations and the best and worst performances of the year.


January 2022

The Eurekahedge Report - January 2022

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The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.01%[1] in December 2021 and up 9.49% in 2021. Total assets under management increased by US$24.5 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based gains of US$12.5 billion while registering net asset flows of US$11.9 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at US$2,437.2 billion.


Asset Flows Update

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The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.01% in December, supported by the robust performance of the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which returned 3.55% over the same period. The emergence of the highly contagious Omicron variant in late November negatively impacted risk sentiment in the first half of December as global COVID cases surged to unprecedented levels.


Hedge Fund Performance Commentary

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The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.01% in December, supported by the robust performance of the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which returned 3.55% over the same period. Risk sentiment was weighed down in the first half of December due to the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the emergence of the highly contagious Omicron variant which caused global COVID cases to surge to unprecedented levels.


Hedge Fund Strategy Performance Overview

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Global hedge funds recorded higher returns in recent months as they benefitted from the strong recovery of risk assets, particularly equities. Global hedge funds gained 9.27%, 13.20%, and 9.37% annually from 2019 to 2021 respectively, marking their best three year performance since 2007.


North American Hedge Funds Infographic January 2022

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Eurekahedge’s North American hedge funds infographic sums up the industry as at January 2022. Find out more about North American hedge funds assets under management (AUM), asset flows into strategic and regional mandates, strategy returns, fund size and geographic AUM, head office locations and the best and worst performances of the year.


Key Trends in North American Hedge Funds (January 2022)

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The Eurekahedge North American Hedge Fund Index was up 12.47% year-to-date as of November 2021, driven by the strong performance of the underlying equity market as represented by the MSCI North America IMI, which gained 19.87% over the same period