Asia ex-Japan investing funds deliver best 2015 year-to-date returns globally

Asia ex-Japan investing funds have delivered the best 2015 year-to-date returns globally, returning 15.0% and have grown their asset based by US$15.4 billion since the start of the year, bringing the region's current AUM to a record high of US$159.8 billion, says the latest Eurekahedge Report.

Jun 17, 2015 04:06 IST India Infoline News Service

These funds have given returns of ~15.0% and have grown their asset based by US$15.4 billion since the start of the year, bringing the region's current AUM to a record high of US$159.8 billion. 
 
Asia ex-Japan investing funds have delivered the best 2015 year-to-date returns globally, returning 15.0% and have grown their asset based by US$15.4 billion since the start of the year, bringing the region's current AUM to a record high of US$159.8 billion, says the latest Eurekahedge Report.
 
Among a recent survey conducted with AIMA Japan to gauge Japanese investor insights in hedge funds and alternatives, 72% of investors considered Abenomics a success in 2013 and 2014, however, almost 90% believe that the Bank of Japan (BoJ) will fail to reach its inflation target of 2% by end-2015.
 
Highlights from this month's Eurekahedge Report
  • Hedge fund assets under management have increased by US$92 billion in the first five months of 2015, with one-third of this increase coming from new investor allocations. Total industry AUM stands at a record high of US$2.23 trillion.
  • Asia ex-Japan investing funds have delivered the best 2015 year-to-date returns globally, returning 15.0% and have grown their asset based by US$15.4 billion since the start of the year, bringing the region's current AUM to a record high of US$159.8 billion. 
  • European hedge funds are up 5.54% year-to-date, following dismal gains of 0.56% in 2014. Total assets under management have increased by US$20.1 billion since the start of the year helped by US$7.4 billion in new investor allocations.
  • Long/short equities hedge funds performed the best for May and 2015 year-to-date across all strategic mandates reporting 1.47% and 7.31% respectively. 
  • North American managers lead in terms of year to date net investor inflows recording US$17.5 billion in new allocations, about half the level seen for the same period last yea

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