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Multi-Strategy Hedge Funds Reach $337.5 Billion In 2015

Screenshot 2015-02-10 12.36.22New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge funds were off to a good start in the first month of the year, Eurekahedge reports. Assets under management of multi-strategy hedge funds touched an all time high of $337.5 billion, with managers raking in performance-based gains of $6 billion in January alone.

CTA/managed futures funds delivered the best performance among all strategic mandates, up 4.65% in January as managers won big on oil and currency futures.

Highlights for the month of January 2015 include:

  • The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.43% in January, beating the MSCI World Index which finished the month down 0.41%.
  • Hedge funds outperformed underlying markets as heavyweights shone with the Eurekahedge Billion Dollar Hedge Fund Index up 1.79% during the month.
  • Distressed debt strategies were down another 2.01% this month, reporting their fifth month of negative returns.

Meanwhile, Indian hedge funds were the top performers with gains of 6.80% while Eastern Europe and Russia mandated funds delivered the worst results down 2.46% for the month.

Editing by Alex Akesson
For HedgeCo.net
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