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Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index reports gains of 0.22% in February, 2.33% year to date

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The March issue of the Eurekahedge Report reveals that the hedge fund sector has more than $1.8tln under management and enjoyed positive returns across all regions in 2012 – with Asia ex-Japan achieving best performer status with 12.14% of gains.

Other key highlights from the Eurekahedge monthly report include:

  • The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.22% in February and is up 2.33% year to date
  • 23% of early reporting funds attracted assets in February
  • The Eurekahedge Japan Hedge Fund Index crossed the 200-point mark for the first time to reach its highest level on record
  • Japanese hedge funds witnessed the strongest three month return on record, up by 11.27%
  • Nearly 250 hedge funds are up more than 10% so far this year
  • Updated figures for January show that the industry grew by $30bn during the month, bringing the industry back above the $1.8tln mark
  • European hedge funds outperformed underlying markets by 3.42% in February
  • Event driven hedge funds witnessed the ninth consecutive month of positive returns - up nearly 10% since June last year
  • The first two months of 2013 have seen nearly 50 funds launching globally
  • Assets in Latin American hedge funds have increased by 5% in the first two months of 2013
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