The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 1.14% in November 2021 and up 8.36% in 2021. Total assets under management decreased by US$35.3 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based losses of US$15.9 billion while registering net asset flows of -US$19.4 billion.
The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index declined -1.14% in November, outperforming the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which returned -2.03% over the same period. Market risk sentiment was dampened after the arrival of a new Omicron variant of COVID-19 in late November caused panic in the market.
The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index declined -1.14% in November, outperforming the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which returned -2.03% over the same period. Growing market fears over the emergence and spread of a new Omicron variant of COVID-19 blunted risk sentiment as early indications suggest that Omicron may be markedly more contagious than previous variants.
Eurekahedge’s long-only absolute return funds infographic sums up the industry as at December 2021. Find out more about long-only absolute return funds' assets under management (AUM), asset flows into strategic and regional mandates, strategy returns, fund size and geographic AUM, head office locations and the best and worst performances of the year.
The Eurekahedge Long-Only Absolute Return Fund Index was up 13.02% as of October 2021 year-to-date, outperforming their hedge funds and fund of funds counterparts who were up 9.59% and 9.42% over the same period respectively. In 2020, long-only absolute return funds suffered significant losses in the first quarter of the year as news of the rapidly spreading coronavirus hammered global equity markets, resulting in the index plummeting by a staggering -21.12% in the first quarter of the year.