New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge funds returned $54.1 billion in performance-based gains for the first quarter of 2015; their highest Q1 gains on record since 2006 which brings the total industry AUM to a record high of nearly $2.2 trillion.
European hedge funds were up 4.21% in Q1 2015 and have grown their asset base by US$10.5 billion which brings their current AUM close to a record high of $500 billion.
Other highlights include:
- CTA/managed futures funds have reported asset inflows of $9.7 billion for the first quarter of 2015, reversing a trend of nearly uninterrupted outflows since 2H 2013.
- North American managers lead in terms of net investor inflows recording $8.4 billion in new allocations, roughly half the level seen for the same period last year.
- The asset weighted Mizuho-Eurekahedge Index gained 0.11% in March.
This month’s Eurekahedge report also features an interview with Ben Silluzio, CEO & CIO, at Qato Capital Market Neutral Long/Short Fund, and a video interview with Christian Stauffer, CEO at EuroFin Asia Group.
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