Hedge Funds May 2010

Hedge Funds May 2010

May 2010 Hedge Fund Performance & Investor Allocation

The latest hedge fund performance and investor allocation data for May 2010 show that last month indeed was a tough one for hedge funds.  The Hedge Fund Aggregate Index was down but did not fall as hard as the S&P 500.  Total hedge fund assets fell almost 3% in May.
  • The HFN Hedge Fund Aggregate Index was -2.86% in May 2010 and +0.89% year-to-date (YTD). The S&P 500 Total Return Index (S&P) was -7.99% in May and -1.51% YTD.
  • Total industry assets fell an estimated -2.82% to $2.234 trillion in May. Despite performance based asset reductions, net investor flows were positive for the fifth month in a row.
  • Performance accounted for $66.87 billion of the decrease and investor allocations accounted for a net inflow of $2.13 billion. Net inflows were the lowest since January and the second month in a row of slower rates of increase.
  • The core rate of growth (% asset change due to investor allocations/redemptions) was an increase of 0.09%, the second slowest rate of increase since HFN began tracking asset flow data in Q4 2003.Source

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