Hedge funds recorded the ninth consecutive month of positive returns in March as the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 0.15%1 as most regional hedge funds delivered downside protection and outperformed their respective underlying market indices. The industry attracted US$13.87 billion in net asset flows while performance-based growth was US$4.54 billion. Total assets under management increased by US$18.41 billion to cross US$1.75 trillion by the end of March.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:
|March 2011||US$ billion|
|Net Asset Flows||13.87|
|Positive Performance (Growth)||6.92|
|Negative Performance (Decline)||-2.38|
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1Based on 68.37% of funds which have reported March 2011 returns as at 16 April 2011. .
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