Research

Asset Flows Update

Hedge funds posted marginally positive returns in February amid mixed returns in global markets. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.22%1 during the month as some risk aversion returned to the markets due to political and economic developments in Europe. The MSCI World Index was down by 0.07%2 during the month.

Total assets under management (AUM) increased by US$5 billion during the month, bringing the size of the industry to US$1.81 trillion. Impact of performance on total assets was flat to slightly negative as managers lost US$0.3 billion over the course of February. On the other hand net flows were positive for the second month running with US$5.3 billion in net allocations.

Figure 1: Summary monthly asset flow data since January 2011

 

Key highlights for February 2013:

  • The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.22% in February and is up 2.33% year-to-date
  • 23% of early reporting funds attracted assets in February
  • The Eurekahedge Japan Hedge Fund Index crossed the 200-point mark for the first time to reach its highest level on record


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Footnote

1Based on 61.88% of funds which have reported February 2013 returns as at 15 March 2013
2 The MSCI AC World Index All Core – USD

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