Asset Flows Update for the Month of February 2013

March 2013

Introduction Hedge funds posted marginally positive returns in February amid mixed returns in global markets. The 1 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.22% during the month as some risk aversion returned to the markets due to political and economic developments in Europe. The MSCI World Index was down 2 by 0.07% during the month. Total assets under management (AUM) increased by US$5 billion during the month, bringing the size of the industry to US$1.81 trillion. Impact of performance on total assets was flat to slightly negative as managers lost US$0.3 billion over the course of February. On the other hand net flows were positive for the second month running with US$5.3 billion in net allocations. Figure 1: Summary monthly asset flow data since January 2011



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1400 Jan-11 Apr-11 Source: Eurekahedge Jul-11 Oct-11 Jan-12 Apr-12 Jul-12 Oct-12 Jan-13 Performance-based growth Net asset flows

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Key highlights for February 2013: • • • The Eurekahedge Japan Hedge Fund Index crossed the 200-point mark for the first time to reach its highest level on record Japanese hedge funds witnessed the strongest 3-month return on record, up by 10.50% Nearly 200 hedge funds are up more than 10% so far in the year

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Based on 61.88% of funds which have reported February 2013 returns as at 15 March 2013 The MSCI AC World Index All Core – USD

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