Hedge Funds Add 1.18% In Sept, Approach Record AUM

Oct 16 2013 | 8:06am ET

Total hedge fund industry assets stood at US$1.91 trillion at the end of September, just 2% shy of their all-time high.

Net asset flows year-to-date stood at US$95.3 billion, the highest inflows in five years, according to the latest data from Eurekahedge. Assets in long/short equity funds surpassed US$600 billion for the first time since 2008.

Hedge funds were up 1.18% in September, according to the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index.

Regionally, Asia ex-Japan hedge funds have outperformed underlying markets by more than 8% YTD and were up 2.81% in September. Greater China funds have posted three consecutive positive months, adding 2.14% in September (11.24% YTD) while India-focused funds added 6.93%. Japanese-focused funds added 2.60% in September and are up 21.14% YTD. European, Latin American and North American funds were up 1.54%, on average, in September.

On the flip side, European CTA/managed futures funds posted their eighth consecutive negative month and are down 4.57% YTD.

The asset-weighted Mizuho-Eurekahedge Index was up 2.16% in September.


In Depth

'Smart Beta' Funds In Regulators' Sights, Hedgies May Be Next

Mar 26 2015 | 11:11am ET

Funds that mimic strategies used by active managers for a fraction of the cost could...

Lifestyle

Study: Both Marriage and Divorce Lead to Negative Hedge Fund Performance

Mar 25 2015 | 6:51pm ET

Trouble at home leads to trouble in the market for fund managers, according to researchers...

Guest Contributor

The Life Settlement: Yield For The Investor And Cash For The Consumer

Mar 31 2015 | 6:48am ET

Investors are languishing in a yield-starved, low-interest rate environment, looking...

 

Sponsored Content

    Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET

    Kelly RodriquesKelly RodriquesAs more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…

Editor's Note