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Hedge fund performance rebounds in September - Citi Prime Finance

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

The latest hedge fund monitor data from Citi Prime Finance shows that hedge fund performance rebounded in September. Industry assets are also on the rise, gaining +$49.6bn, according to data from eVestment. Asset growth was attributed mostly from performance gains of +$32.0bn with net positive investor flows accounting for +$17.6bn.

September 2013 marks the sixth month with positive performance gains this year and reverses course from August performance losses of -$14.8bn. Mean monthly performance gains now stand at +$10.7bn for 2013 compared to +$9.6bn for 2012. September 2013 performance contrasts with September 2012 performance gains which stood at +$18.9bn.

Inflows are also coming alongside these performance gains, September saw net positive investor flows of +$17.6bn for marking the seventh period of net positive flows year-to-date. September 2013 flows are higher than the mean monthly flows for 2013 which now stand at +$5.3bn. September 2012 net flows were +$18.7bn over the same period.

Report data shows that across the subset of hedge funds reporting performance and AUM, the monthly median performance for large single funds (>$500m) was +1.0%, medium single funds ($100Ė$500m) +1.4% and small single funds (......................

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