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Hedge funds up 5.12 per cent YTD, says Eurekahedge

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Hedge funds were up 5.12 per cent year-to-date, at the end of August registering performance-based gains of USD58.5 billion while seeing net asset inflows of USD81.9 billion as of 2017 year-to-date.

That’s according to the latest Eurekahedge monthly report which reveals that total hedge fund assets grew by USD140.45 billion over the past eight months with the industry’s total assets currently standing at USD2.37 trillion.
In what is turning out to be the best year in terms of investor allocations since 2013, arbitrage, long/short equities and CTA/managed future strategies led in terms of net flows attracting with USD14.6 billion, USD13.7 billion and USD12.6 billion respectively as of 2017 year-to-date.
Across regional mandates, North American and European mandates combined have attracted USD72.5 billion in investor flows this year, following redemptions of USD49.7 billion in 2016.
Smaller funds managing assets in the range of USD100 million to USD500 million have raised almost USD26 billion this year, while the billion dollar club has accounted for USD46 billion in inflows as investor appetite for hedge funds continues to improve.
Asian hedge fund managers outperformed their global peers in 2017 and have grown their asset base by USD13.6 billion this year, the strongest showing since 2013. On a year-to-date basis, Asia ex-Japan managers were up 14.02 per cent with underlying Greater China and Indian managers up 19.25 per cent and 20.92 per cent respectively. Japan focused funds were up 6.28 per cent over the same period.
Hong Kong-based Asian hedge funds led the table up 13.41 per cent among key Asian hedge fund centes whilst Singapore and Japan-based Asian hedge funds are also in positive territory, up 9.59 per cent and 5.24 per cent respectively for the year. 

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