The benchmark Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 1.51% in October 2021 and up 9.81% in 2021. Total assets under management increased by US$26.3 billion during the month as the sector witnessed performance-based gains of US$11.2 billion while registering net asset flows of US$15.1 billion.
The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.51% in October, supported by the strong rally of the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which returned 4.61% over the same period. Investors shrugged off concerns over enduring inflation pressures to make further upward progress, buoyed by strong corporate earnings, and the dovish stance of the Fed towards their monetary policy rate which acted as a tailwind to the performance of the global equities.
The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.51% in October, supported by the robust performance of the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which returned 4.61% over the same period. Global equity markets shrugged off concerns over enduring inflation pressures to make further upward progress, buoyed by strong corporate earnings, the continuation of accommodative monetary policy and pickup in economic activity in major economies.
CTA/managed futures hedge funds gained 5.89% over the first three quarters of 2021, thanks to the sharp increase in commodity prices, particularly in the energy sector over the recent period. In early 2020, energy prices reached uncharted territory as the COVID-19 outbreak resulted in a global economic shutdown, which completely dampened the demand for oil. As a result, the value of crude oil dropped to zero, and its contract value in the futures market fell to negative territory, which was unpr
Eurekahedge’s Global hedge funds infographic sums up the industry as at November 2021. Find out more about Global hedge funds assets under management (AUM), asset flows into strategic and regional mandates, strategy returns, fund size and geographic AUM, head office locations and the best and worst performances of the year.
The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 8.15% year-to-date as of September 2021, trailing the underlying global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI IMI, which was up 11.99% over the same period. 2020 was a very challenging year for global hedge funds as economic and market conditions were particularly dire. Global equities took a huge beating, particularly in March 2020 when the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.