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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......................

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