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Total hedge fund assets increase 13%, top $2tn in 2013 - Eurekahedge

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Opalesque Industry Update - This month The Eurekahedge Report turns its focus to the US$2.0 trillion global hedge funds sector along with the latest capital flows and top performers. We also feature interviews with Daniel von Allmen of Progressive Capital Partners; managing a fund of hedge fund, and Talib Dohadwala of Integral Capital Partners; managing an Asia-based long-only absolute return fund.

Highlights from this month's report:

  • Total assets in the hedge fund industry increased by almost 13% during the year to breach the US$2.0 trillion mark
  • Hedge funds realised their best year of performance-based gains since 2010, raking in US$100 billion during the year, with long/short equities strategies accounting for almost half of this gain
  • Net asset allocations to hedge funds stood at US$130 billion in 2013, with long/short equities managers witnessing net inflows of US$82.2 billion during the year
  • European hedge fund managers were up 8.77% in 2013 with net asset inflows for the year standing at US$60.2 billion – the highest level on record
  • North American long/short equities hedge funds ended the year with gains of 18.48%, with 20% of these hedge fund managers outperforming the S&P500 Index by an average of 20.52% during the year
  • Asian hedge funds outperformed their global peers and were up 15.86% in 2013, with fund managers recording net asset inflows of US$11 billion during the year – the highest level on record since 2007
  • Greater China focused hedge funds were up 19.39% in 2013, outperforming the Hang Seng Index by more than 16%
  • Distressed debt hedge funds have delivered the best returns among all strategies and were up 17.95% in 2013

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