New 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
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