After eight months of strong growth, the global hedge fund industry saw its assets decline marginally by US$2.85 billion in January. Net inflows were relatively modest through the month, standing at US$0.14 billion while performance-based losses stood at US$3 billion. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.86%1 in January, the MSCI World Index fell by 4.2% and the CRB Commodity Price Index declined by 6%.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:
|January 2010||US$ billion|
|Net Asset Flows||0.14|
|Positive Performance (Growth)||15.72|
|Negative Performance (Decline)||-18.72|
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1Based on 79.78% of the funds reporting their January 2010 performances as at 23 February 2010.
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