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Eurekahedge: December 2011 Hedge Fund Report

New York (HedgeCo.net) – U.S. hedge funds posted an average return of -0.87%  in November, outperforming global equity markets by 2.35% as managers focused on capital preservation strategies, according to Eurekahedge.

The MSCI World Index fell by as much as 10% during the course of the month, before a month-end rally.

Managers lost $9.92 billion of assets mainly through investment outflows while performance was also in negative territory. November marks the fourth consecutive month of negative net flows this year.

Other highlights include:

  • The Mizuho-Eurekahedge Top 100 Index remained in the black November YTD, up 2.12%
  • Hedge funds witnessed outflows of $52 billion in the last four months
  • European hedge funds saw seven months of net negative asset flows – $30 billion
  • 60% of hedge funds remained in negative territory for the year
  • Launch activity in 2011 exceeds 1000 funds November YTD
  • Average redemption notification period of European hedge funds has decreased by more than 50% in three years
Total hedge fund assets under management have retraced to the $1.73 trillion mark, the same level as it was in January of this year. Assets in European hedge funds reached a maximum size of $472.8 billion by October 2007, before declining 40% through the global financial crisis, Eurekahedge reports.

Editing by Alex Akesson
For HedgeCo.net
alex@hedgeco.net
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