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Eurekahedge reports returns up 0.32% over May (4% year to date) and assets at highest level since mid 2008

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: The June 2013 Eurekahedge Report reveals that hedge funds enjoyed their fifth consecutive month of net allocations and seventh consecutive month of positive returns, with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 4% year to date and 0.32% over May. Eurekahedge found that total asset flows for 2013 currently stand at $56.9bn and Asia ex-Japan hedge funds outperformed underlying markets for three consecutive months.

Other highlights included the fact that Eurekahedge is currently tracking almost 500 funds that have delivered more than 15% year to date and more than 250 funds that are up more than 20% year to date, while distressed debt funds extended their winning streak to 11 consecutive months, gaining 22.68% since end June 2012. However, CTA/managed futures funds declined 1.81% in May 2013.

Eurekahedge writes: "May started off on a good note with positive economic data from the US, leading to rallies in global equity markets, specifically in North America where market indices reached all-time highs. The US dollar strengthened against most major currencies, going above 100 level against the Japanese yen for the first time since 2009. The positive sentiment turned mid-month amid weak manufacturing numbers from China and uncertainty regarding the withdrawal of the US Federal Reserve’s asset purchase program."

The firm found that most major hedge fund investment regions delivered ......................

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