New data from Eurekahedge indicate that net asset flows into the hedge fund industry hit $50 billion year-to-date last month. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 0.78% for the year through April, edging out the MSCI World Index, which returned 0.75% during the same period.
The $50 billion in hedge fund inflows was split mostly between North American managers ($24.8 billion) and European managers ($25.1 billion).
For the month of April, fixed-income strategies led the way with a return of 0.69%, pushing their year-to-date gains to 2.60%. Multi-strategy funds gained 0.57% for the month, up 1.32% since the beginning of the year.
Latin American funds “posted the biggest gains – 0.77% – in April (and are up 0.38% YTD). Emerging market funds were up 0.15% on the month,” reported Finalternatives.
Read more about the inflows to the hedge fund industry, and the industry’s recent performance, online from Finalternatives.