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Asset Flows Update for the Month of May 2012


June 2012

Hedge funds were down in May amid heightened risk aversion and falling global markets. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index lost 1.55% during the month while comparatively the MSCI World Index shed1 9.32% amid broad market declines in all regions.

Total assets under management (AUM) decreased by US$13.7 billion, bringing the size of the industry back below the US$1.75 trillion mark. Most of the declines in assets were due to net negative asset flows, with investors pulling US$8.7 billion from the industry, while performance-based losses accounted for US$5 billion.

Figure 1: Summary monthly asset flow data since January 2010

asset flow data


Key highlights for May 2012:

  • Hedge funds outperformed underlying markets by 7.77% in May.

  • CTA/managed futures funds gained 2.55% in a largely negative month.

  • Macro hedge funds have raised more than US$25 billion through net positive asset flows so far in the year.


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