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Hedge funds attract US$50 billion in five months


Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Author: Press Release

Hedge funds witnessed the seventh consecutive month of positive returns in May amid mixed returns in global markets. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.20%1 during the month, while the MSCI World Index2 was down 0.45% in May.

Key takeaways for the month of May 2013:

Hedge funds witnessed the 5th consecutive month of net allocations and 7th consecutive month of positive returns - up 3.89% year-to-date

Total asset flows for 2013 currently stand at US$50 billion with total size of the industry at US$1.87 trillion

Asia ex-Japan hedge funds outperformed underlying markets for three consecutive months - up 3.26% since end-February

Eurekahedge is currently tracking almost 500 funds that have delivered more than 15% year-to-date and 250 funds that are up by over 20% year-to-date

Distressed debt funds extended winning streak to 11 consecutive months, gaining 21% since end-June 2012

CTA/managed futures funds declined by 1.69% in May 2013