Hedge Funds Have Maintained Their Strong PerformanceJacob Wolinsky
Hedge funds have maintained their strong performance since end-March supported by equity market recovery
Equal-weighted and asset-weighted hedge fund performance
Hedge fund managers ended August 2020 up 2.02% on an equal-weighted basis, and 1.43% on an asset-weighted basis, driven by the strong performance of the global equity market as seen from the 5.54% return of MSCI ACWI (Local) over the same period. On a year to date basis, global hedge funds were up 4.07% over the first eight months of 2020.
Over the month of August, US$8.3 billion of investor inflows on top of US$9.6 billion of performance-driven gains were recorded by the global hedge fund industry.
Hedge fund performance by region (2020 YTD)
Hedge fund performance by strategy (2020 YTD)
Average live hedge funds fees by end of the year
Proportion of fund launches with ≥20% performance fees