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Emerging market hedge funds boom with billions more assets

CityAM – EMERGING market (EM) hedge funds boomed in the fourth quarter of last year, led by a surge in macro strategies and India-focused hedge funds, according to new figures.

EM hedge funds across the world reached 1,100 by the end of 2012, a new record, while the amount of cash committed also leapt by $11.2bn (£7.39bn) to a record high of $139bn.

This was driven by an additional $3.1bn given to hedge fund strategies in the fourth quarter of 2012 by investors, reversing a trend since the third quarter of 2011 for investors to pull cash from EM hedge funds.

In total, 2012 saw net asset flow of $933m into EM hedge funds, according to figures from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

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