Hedge funds recorded the tenth consecutive month of positive returns in April as the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.58%%1. Most regional hedge funds ended the month with positive returns while Japanese managers delivered downside protection and outperformed their underlying market indices. The industry attracted $28.33 billion in net asset flows while performance based growth was $23.97 billion. Total assets under management increased by US$52.30 billion to cross the US$1.8 trillion mark by the end of April.
Highlights of hedge fund performance and asset flows for the month are as follows:
|March 2011||US$ billion|
|Net Asset Flows||28.33|
|Positive Performance (Growth)||26.97|
|Negative Performance (Decline)||-3|
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1Based on 80.65% of funds which have reported Apr 2011 returns as at 21 May 2011.
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