Eurekahedge: Hedge Funds Attract $70B YTD

Sep 16 2014 | 8:23am ET

Hedge funds managed a record US$2.1 trillion as of end-August, having attracted net asset inflows of $71 billion year to date, reports Eurekahedge.

Hedge funds have generated performance-based gains of US$52 billion YTD. Preliminary data for August credits managers with performance-based gains of US$13 billion and net asset outflows of US$0.2 billion.

Performance-wise, hedge funds added 1.30% in August, bringing their year-to-date gains to 4.16%.

Long/short equity, fixed-income and multi-strategy funds remain the most popular with investors, attracting US$60 billion, US$16 billion and US$13 billion, respectively, YTD.

The universe of CTA/managed futures funds is shrinking—93 disappeared in H1 2014—and the strategy has seen net asset outflows of US$12 billion as of end-July. Nevertheless, the strategy had some of the strongest returns of all strategies in July, adding 2.41% putting them up 4.53% YTD.

Asia ex-Japan funds, which outperformed all other regions in the monitored period, adding 7.26%, have added US$7 billion to their AUM this year.

UCITS funds registered record AUM in July, at US$275 billion.

European hedge funds have seen their AUM grow 8.63% this year, attracting net asset inflows as of August of US$32 billion despite returns of only 1.41% over the same period.

Hedge funds focused on India reported a seventh consecutive positive month, adding 2.54% in August which brings their YTD gains to 28.5%.

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