Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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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.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…