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Hedge fund assets increase 13%


Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Author: Advisor.ca

Total assets in the hedge fund industry increased by almost 13% during the year to breach the US$2.0 trillion mark, according to the Eurekahedge Report.

And hedge funds had a great year of performance-based gains since 2010, raking in US$100 billion during the year, with long/short equities strategies accounting for almost half of this gain.

Additional findings include:

  • Net asset allocations to hedge funds stood at US$130 billion in 2013, with long/short equities managers witnessing net inflows of US$82.2 billion during the year;
  • European hedge fund managers were up 8.77% in 2013 with net asset inflows for the year standing at US$60.2 billion the highest level on record;
  • North American long/short equities hedge funds ended the year with gains of 18.48%, with 20% of these hedge fund managers outperforming the S&P500 Index by an average of 20.52% during the year;
  • Asian hedge funds outperformed their global peers and were up 15.86% in 2013, with fund managers recording net asset inflows of US$11 billion during the year the highest level on record since 2007;
  • Japanese hedge funds remained ahead of other regions, up 26.77% with pure Japan mandated funds recording net inflows of US$700 million since June 2013;
  • Greater China focused hedge funds were up 19.39% in 2013, outperforming the Hang Seng Index by more than 16%; and
  • Distressed debt hedge funds have delivered the best returns among all strategies and were up 17.95% in 2013.