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Asset Flows Update For the Month of May 2013


June 2013

Hedge funds posted marginally positive returns in May amid mixed returns in global markets. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.32%1 during the month as some risk aversion returned to the markets leading to mid-month trend reversals. The MSCI World Index was down by 0.45%2during the month.

Total assets under management (AUM) increased by US$3.1 billion during May, bringing the size of the industry to US$1.88 trillion. Impact of performance on total assets was slightly negative in May as managers lost US$1.5 billion over the course of the month. On the other hand net flows were positive for the fifth month running with US$4.6 billion in net allocations.

Figure 1: Summary monthly asset flow data since January 2011


Key highlights for May 2013:

  • Hedge funds witnessed 5th consecutive month of net allocations & 7th consecutive month of positive returns – up 4% May year-to-date
  • Net positive asset flows for 2013 currently stand at US$56.9 billion - total size of the industry reaches US$1.88 trillion
  • More than 80% of Asian hedge funds remain in positive territory May year-to-date

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1Based on 58.40% of funds which have reported May 2013 returns as at 14 June 2013
2 The MSCI AC World Index All Core – USD


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