May 2011 Asset Flows Update
Hedge funds continued to attract capital from investors in April with strong performance adding togains in total assets under management. The
Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index
was up 1.58%
through April – a month marked with strong returns among underlying hedge fund strategies. TheMSCI World Index was up 1.84%
during the month.Total assets under management crossed US$1.81 trillion as investors continued to allocate capital tohedge funds. Updated April figures indicate that managers attracted a massive US$28.33 billion inApril – by far the highest inflow since June 2008. This brings the total net flows for the first fourmonths of 2011 to US$93.94 billion, exceeding the 2010 total of US$66.24 billion. Performance-basedgains stood at US$23.97 billion for April as most funds delivered good performance on the back offavourable market conditions. March asset flows were also revised upward with gains to the tune ofUS$23.85 billion.
Figure 1: Summary monthly asset flow data since December 2008
A s s e t f l o w
i n U S $ b i l l i o n T o t a l a s s e t s i n U S $ b i l l i o n
Key highlights for the month of April:
Hedge fund assets increased by US$52.3 billion in April with net positive asset flows ofUS$28.3 billion
Total industry assets cross US$1.8 trillion, above September 2008 level
Net flows in the first four months now exceed total...
Based on 80.65% of funds which have reported April 2011 returns as at 21 May 2011
The MSCI World AC Index All Core – Local Currency