The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.01% 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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