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Emerging markets hedge funds up 2.5% in October, 4.7% year to date

Monday, November 18, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - Emerging Markets hedge funds extended year-to-date (YTD) performance gains in the third quarter as local equity and currency markets posted a strong recovery on a continuation of the US Federal Reserve stimulus measures, according to the latest HFR Emerging Markets Hedge Fund Industry Report, released today by HFR, the established global leader in indexation, analysis and research for the global hedge fund industry.

The HFRI Emerging Markets (EM) Total Index gained +3.0 percent in 3Q13 and +2.5 percent in October, bringing YTD performance for the EM Index to +4.7 percent, outdistancing most individual EM local equity markets. Total hedge fund capital invested in Emerging Markets increased to $161.0 billion (Chinese RMB 980 B, Russian Ruble 5.29 trillion, Brazil Real 377 B, Indian Ruppe 10.3 trillion, Saudi Riyal 604 billion), the fifth consecutive quarterly record asset level for EM hedge fund capital.

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