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Despite their less-than-stellar results in 2011, hedge funds saw net asset inflows of US$20 billion in February.
The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 2.06% for the month, buoyed by optimism about European debt and the global economy. It’s up 4.30% for the year, its strongest start in 12 years. The MSCI World Index gained 4.55%, as the appetite for risk persisted for a second consecutive month while the asset-weighted Mizuho-Eurekahedge Index was up 1.64% in February.
All strategies posted gains in February, led by equity long/short funds, which added 2.92% and are up 6.17% YTD. Event driven funds were next, returning 2.44% (4.87% YTD); followed by multi-strategy funds, up 2.21% (4.58% YTD). Arbitrage funds added 2.01% in February, fixed income funds added 1.56%, CTA/managed futures added 1.29%, relative value added 1.17%, macro funds added 1.04% and distressed debt added 0.80%.
In terms of regions, all indices were up in February, led by Eastern Europe and Russian funds which added 6.10% for YTD gains of 12.57%. Asia ex-Japan funds gained 4.40% in February (8.84% YTD) and emerging markets funds gained 3.11% (6.95% YTD). Japan strategies gained 2.77% for the month, European funds added 2.35%, Latin American funds added 2.05% and North American funds gained 1.95%.
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