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Asset Flows Update For the Month of April 2013

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May 2013
 

Hedge funds witnessed another month of positive returns in April amid mixed returns in global markets. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.87%1 during the month, witnessing some trend reversals in the underlying markets. The MSCI World Index gained 2.02%2during the month.

Total assets under management (AUM) increased by nearly US$20 billion during April, bringing the size of the industry to US$1.87 trillion, the highest level since the financial crisis. Most of the increase in assets was registered through performance as the managers gained US$12.7 billion. The sector also witnessed strong asset flows of US$7.1 billion.

Figure 1: Summary monthly asset flow data since January 2011

 

Key highlights for April 2013:

  • Hedge funds gained nearly US$100 billion in four months, assets at highest level since 2008
  • Assets in North American hedge funds reached historically highest level of US$1.28 trillion
  • Japanese hedge funds witnessed strongest April and 4-months on record returns, gaining 6.63% and 18.55% respectively


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Footnotes

1Based on 56.02% of funds which have reported April 2013 returns as at 15 May 2013
2The MSCI AC World Index All Core – Local

 

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