Fri, Nov 21, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

China-focused hedge funds down 1.00% in February (-1.88% YTD), total AuM estimated at $18.7bn - HFN

Friday, March 25, 2011

From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:

Hedge fund data tracker HedgeFund.net has released its latest HFN Regional Focus Report: China that showed HFN China Index down -1.00% in February (-1.88% YTD) compared to -4.36% (-3.29% YTD) in the LTM for the MSCI Golden Dragon Index.

Tracking the performance and assets of 91 active funds that invest primarily in China's markets and securities, HFN estimated the total assets of hedge funds in the region at $18.7bn as at the end of 2010. The volume was 22% below the estimated $22.84bn recorded during its peak in the third quarter of 2007. China fund's AuM fell below $10bn at the height of the global financial crisis.

Interestingly, China-focused funds generated strong inflows throughout 2010 with an estimated $3.5bn inflows or a rise of 25%. This, despite mediocre performance last year, HFN data showed.

The report, prepared by Peter Laurelli, CFA, HFN's Vice President of Channel Capital Group Inc., indicated that the average median assets for China-focused funds is $74m. This is below Brazil's median which averages $109m but is bigger than Russia, India, and MENA focused funds, with average median assets of $63m, $41m and $31m, respectively.

In terms of performance, the HFN China Index rose 91% since 2006, compared t......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Legal - Hedge fund manager fights £8m tax tribunal ruling[more]

    From FT.com: A hedge fund manager who may have to repay £8m in tax is trying to overturn a tribunal ruling that found he had attempted to shelter millions in an avoidance scheme. Patrick Degorce, chief investment officer at Theleme Partners, lost a tax tribunal case last year. HM Revenue & Customs c

  2. Europe - Hedge funds face exit tax as Iceland central bank discusses plan[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Hedge funds and other creditors with claims against Iceland’s failed banks face an exit tax as the island looks for ways to unwind capital controls without hurting the economy. The government targets having a plan it can present by year-end that would map out how Iceland will sca

  3. Investing - George Soros puts $500m of his money on Bill Gross, Soros, Paulson backed Hispania Activos mulls Realia takeover, Ex-Credit Suisse trader’s hedge fund sees yen shorts as crowded, Hedge hunters double default-swaps as views split, Large hedge fund positions come under pressure, Vikram Pandit's fund picks 50% stake in JM Financial's realty lending arm for $87m[more]

    George Soros puts $500m of his money on Bill Gross From WSJ.com: Before Bill Gross was fully settled in at his new firm, Janus Capital Group Inc., he received an unlikely visit from the chief investment officer of famed investor George Soros ’s firm, according to a person familiar with t

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Gray Ghost Ventures aims to make impact investing commercially viable[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: At a time when investing in emerging markets may be falling out of fashion among some investors, Gray Ghost Ventures is confident that great opportunity exists in the emerging markets. The firm may have a unique view into this space as one of the first private

  5. Gross: Inflation is required to pay for prior inflation[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: As inflation rises, every dollar will buy a smaller percentage of a good. While deflation will mean a decrease in the general price level of goods and services. These two economic conditions are both in the waiting room. The consensus would like the former to