New York (HedgeCo.net) – Compensated for by strong performance-based gains of $21.5 billion, net asset outflows for the hedge fund industry stand at $3.2 billion, nearly twice the outflows for the same period last year, Eurekahedge says in its February report.
The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.29% in January, while the MSCI World Index was down 0.41% over the month. Total assets under management increased by $18.30 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based gains of $21.46 billion while registering net asset outflows of $3.16 billion. The total size of the industry now stands at $2.15 trillion.
- Asia ex-Japan investing funds have delivered the best returns globally and are up 1.65% for January, led by India focused funds which gained 6.26%.
- Multi-strategy funds have reported performance-based gains of $10.8 billion during the month; their highest monthly gain since 2010, led by European multi-managers with returns of 3.54%.
- Islamic funds witnessed $5.2 billion of performance-based losses for the fourth quarter of 2014 alone, its worst quarterly performance, completely negating their first three quarters’ gains.
The Eurekahedge Billion Dollar Hedge Fund Index returned 1.36% in January; its best return over a 15-month trailing period which translated into performance-based gains of $18 billion during the month.
Editing by Alex Akesson
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