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Hedge funds up 0.64 per cent in April, says Eurekahedge

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Hedge funds were up 0.64 per cent in April with 2017 year-to-date gains coming in at 3.00 per cent, according to the Eurekahedge report for May.

Investor appetite for hedge funds has picked up pace since the start of the year, with net inflows of USD34.8 billion.
AUM for the North American hedge fund industry has reached a record high of USD1.54 trillion as of April 2017. Investor subscriptions for 2017 year-to-date stood at USD29.5 billion, with USD18.4 billion of performance-based gains recorded over the same period of time.
The USD260.6 billion CTA/managed futures mandated hedge fund industry saw the highest net investor inflows USD11.3 billion among strategic mandates for 2017. The top 25 best performing CTA managers with a combined AUM of USD30 billion were up 4.04 per cent for the year.
AUM for long/short equities hedge fund managers grew by USD19.8 billion over the year with strength led by performance-driven gains of USD17.1 billion. Long/short equities hedge fund managers are up 4.81 per cent for the year.
Asian managers saw investor subscriptions of USD1.6 billion in 2017 year-to-date, with performance-based gains of USD4.1 billion. As of 2017 year-to-date, Asia ex-Japan managers were up 7.12 per cent with underlying Greater China and Indian managers up 8.73 per cent and 13.89 per cent respectively. Japan focused funds were up 2.04 per cent over the same period.
European managers gained 1.10 per cent during the month, with year-to-date gains coming in at 3.41 per cent. The USD512.4 billion European hedge fund industry grew by USD6.5 billion as of April 2017 year-to-date.
Sub-billion dollar hedge funds recorded strong investor interest as of 2017 year-to-date, with net inflows totalling USD16.5 billion. Within sub-billion dollar hedge funds, mid-size funds managing between USD100 million and USD500 million have seen inflows of USD12.2 billion.

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