Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Last updated 24 min ago
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.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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