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Asset Flows Update

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 2.99% in February 2021, outperforming the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI which gained 2.72% over the same period. The global equity markets rallied strongly in the first two weeks of February, supported by strong corporate earnings and the increased likelihood that Biden’s new US$1.9 trillion economic stimulus package will be approved by Congress even in the absence of Republican support. In addition, the continued speedy rollout of vaccines across the United States led to optimism that a greater relaxation of virus control measures will be possible and allow the economy to return to normalcy sooner. These factors led to a sharp increase in inflation expectations and a significant rise in the yield of global longer tenor bonds.

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