The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rose 1.4% in March, ending 1Q2009 up 1% while the MSCI World Index lost 12.5% YTD. Redemptions eased further during the month, to US$16 billion, with hedge fund assets as at March 2009 at US$1.34 trillion. We expect redemptions to slow further in the second quarter, be flat in the third and expect net inflows in 4Q2009.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:
|March 2009||US$ billion|
|Net Asset Flows||-15.7|
|Positive Performance (growth)||2.1|
|Negative Performance (decline)||-2.4|
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