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Small hedge funds outperformed large hedge funds in January 2012.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update - The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 2.15% in January amid a strong resurgence in risk appetite, making it the strongest monthly return for the index since December 2010. The MSCI World Index gained 4.96%2 as markets overcame lingering concerns about the European debt situation and posted strong rallies. The capital-weighted Mizuho-Eurekahedge Index was up 1.80% during the month.

Key highlights for January 2012:

  • Hedge funds posted their best monthly returns since December 2010, gaining 2.15% in January 2012.

  • All regions and strategies delivered positive returns in January.

  • Hedge funds investing in insurance linked securities continue to post excellent profits with low volatility. The funds have delivered annualised returns of 7% and a sharpe ratio of 2, over the last 6 years.

  • Emerging market macro managers have gained 7.59% in the past 12 months.

  • Early reporting funds indicate that between all the strategies, equity investing funds attracted the largest inflows in January 2012.

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