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Eurekahedge Report finds hedge fund assets have reached historically high levels in North America

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The May 2013 report from Eurekahedge (subscription required) reports that:

  • Hedge funds gained US$100 billion in four months, assets at highest level since 2008
  • Assets in North American hedge funds reached historically highest level of US$1.27 trillion
  • Japanese hedge funds witnessed strongest April and 4-months on record returns, gaining 6.63% and 18.55% respectively
  • The Eurekahedge Billion Dollar Hedge Fund Index is up 4.37% April year-to-date with total assets standing at US$253 billion
  • Eurekahedge is currently tracking more than 330 funds that have delivered returns over 15% year-to-date
  • Distressed debt funds extended their winning streak to 10 months, gaining 19% since July 2012
  • The asset-weighted Mizuho-Eurekahedge Asia Pacific Index was up 6.79% in April year-to-date

The firm found that hedge funds posted positive returns in April continuing their consecutive sixth month streak, with The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 0.87% during the month as most markets trended upwards. The MSCI World Index gained 2.02% in April.

The start of the month witnessed some profit taking from the equity......................

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