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The global hedge fund industry AUM grows by $27bn as of April, Asia funds up almost 8%

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

The global hedge fund industry AUM has grown by $27bn as of April 2019 year-to-date said Eurekahedge in its May 2019 report.

Final Q1 2019 net outflows figure stood at $46.4 bn, just under half of the investor redemptions totalling $94.7 bn seen in the final quarter of 2018.

As reported earlier, The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.06% in April, after recording one of its strongest Q1 returns post-crisis.

On a year-to-date basis, the index was up 5.15%, and roughly 21.8% of the hedge fund managers comprising it have recorded double-digit gains over the first four months of the year.

Eurekahedge Asia ex Japan Hedge Fund Index up 7.87% YTD

The Eurekahedge Asia ex Japan Hedge Fund Index was up 7.87% year-to-date, supported by the recovering Asian equity markets throughout the first four months of 2019.

The Asia ex-Japan mandate has witnessed $2.4bn of investor redemptions year-to-date, despite robust performance gains totalling $7.6bn over the same period.

The Eurekahedge CTA/Managed Futures Hedge Fund Index gained 0.81% in April, with mixed returns among its constituents. Rising oil prices during the month was a major performance contributor, while slumping metal prices generated losses for some managers. The strategic mandate has seen investor redemptions totalling $10.4bn year-to-date.

The Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index slumped 0.50% in April, bringing its year-to-date performance into the red as los......................

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