The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 2.05%1 in February, bringing its year to date returns to 4.30%. The industry is enjoying its strongest start to a year in 12 years as all regional and strategic mandates have reported net gains for two consecutive months. Meanwhile, the asset weighted Mizuho-Eurekahedge Index was up 1.80% and 1.77% in February and January respectively. Managers attracted US$320 million of inflows during the month while performance added US$11.17 billion to total assets under management. Overall assets increased by US$11.49 billion to US$1.75 trillion boosted by rallying underlying capital markets and higher risk appetite.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows: