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September 2011
 

Introduction

Hedge funds posted an average return of -2.13%1 in August, outperforming global equity markets by 5.57% as managers focused on capital preservation strategies. The MSCI World Index tumbled 7.70% off the back of a downgrade of US Treasuries, which also sent the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index down by 1.85% for the month. Managers lost US$3.2 billion of assets through performance, but capital flows from investors continued to be very robust as August marked the ninth consecutive month of positive flows; an increase of US$1.51 billion. Overall hedge fund assets under management remained above the US$1.8 trillion mark, the highest level since September 2008.  

Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:

August 2011 US$ billion

Allocation (Inflows)

24.06

Redemption (Outflows)

-22.55
Net Asset Flows
1.51

Positive Performance (Growth)

116.04

Negative Performance (Decline)

-119.22
Total
-3.18

Overall Total

-1.66

 

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Footnote

1Based on 67.66% of funds which have reported August 2011 returns as at 16 September 2011

 

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