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Eurekahedge report shows hedge funds up 0.26% for the year, weakest performance since 2011

Friday, October 19, 2018

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Hedge funds are up 0.26 percent for the year in September, their weakest performance on record since 2011, according to the October 2018 Eurekahedge Report.

In 2011, hedge funds declined 2.96 percent in the nine months through to September.

Almost 49 percent of the managers are in the green for the year with roughly 11 percent of these managers posting double digit gains as tracked in the Eurekahedge Global Hedge Funds Database.

Total assets under management (AUM) have increased by $8 billion as of September 2018 year-to-date, down from $150.7 billion over the same period last year as performance-driven losses and subdued allocations from investors cap asset growth.

Barring January earlier this year, investors have redeemed $31.4 billion from hedge funds globally through to September.

Emerging markets focused mandates are in the red for the year down 3.43 per cent YTD, with Asian managers down 4.05 percent for the year and the underlying Eurekahedge Greater China Hedge Fund Index posting losses of 8.16 percent as of September 2018.

Across strategies, distressed debt, relative value and fixed income hedge funds lead for the year up 8.63 per cent, 3.37 percent and 1.66 percent respectively.

Assets under management for CTAs/managed futures strategies have shrunk by almost 8 per cent in 2018 - corresponding to a decline in AUM of $21.3 billion in the first eight months of the year. Meanwhile, multi-strategy hedge funds ......................

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