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May 2012
 

Introduction

Hedge funds outperformed underlying markets in April with a -0.17%1 return and witnessed strong net flows of US$10.41 billion from investors. Total inflows amounted to US$28.13 billion while client redemptions added to US$17.72 billion. The MSCI World Index dropped 1.62% on the back of rising eurozone sovereign yields, weak US economic data and slow Chinese growth. Managers added US$1.34 billion through performance with Latin American focused and relative value mandates delivering the highest returns. Total assets under management rose back above the US$1.76 trillion mark primarily due to asset gains seen in long/short equity and North American funds.

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


April 2012 US$ billion

Allocation (Inflows)

28.13

Redemption (Outflows)

-17.72
Net Asset Flows
10.41

Positive Performance (Growth)

2.35

Negative Performance (Decline)

-1.02
Total
1.34

Overall Total

11.75

 

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Footnote

1 Based on 46.59% of funds which have reported April 2012 returns as at 11 May 2012

 

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