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22 Jul 2009

Hedge Fund Inflows Reach $19.2 Billion

Hedge funds attracted $19 billion of fresh capital (gross) in June, marking their second consecutive month of net inflows of $6 billion. Nearly 75% of all reporting hedge funds are in the black for H12009, with event driven funds up an impressive 19% (YTD), on average, according to Eurekahedge.

Gross inflows into hedge funds totalled a healthy $19.2 billion (or 1.5% of end-May assets), about two-thirds of which were negated by redemptions of $13 billion. A good portion of these redemptions (nearly $5 billion) represented the assets withdrawn by funds of hedge funds, which continued to witness redemption pressures as investors are increasingly opting to invest directly into hedge funds for better returns and capital protection, as well as relatively lower fees.

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 9.5% while the S&P 500 rose 1.8% over 1H2009. Since Jan-2007, hedge funds are up 10.4%, while the S&P 500 is down over 35%.

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