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  • Over half of reporting managers were in the red in April and year to date.

Hold the celebrations as over half of hedge fund managers in the red this year

Another month and hedge funds confirm gains, albeit slight ones, according to Eurekahedge data.
  • All leading strategies returned gains through April.

Hedge fund mojo back as performance turns (mostly) positive

Overall returns of 1.44 per cent in April have moved hedge fund performance to 0.70 per cent for 2016 year to date (YTD), according to Preqin data.
  • The investment landscape is on the brink of a significant, long-term shift.

Investor priorities to shift heavily to real assets and niche strategies by 2020

Private equity, real estate and infrastructure managers expect strong growth in assets in the next five years, according to research from BNY Mellon.
  • Contributions from credit multi-strategies, high yield corporate and yield alternative exposures led April performance.
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April performance figures boosted by credit and event hedge fund strategy gains

Hedge funds extended March gains into April led by strong contributions from credit sensitive and event-focused strategies, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).
  • Redemptions across the hedge fund industry are mainly focused on funds that performed poorly in 2015.

Hedge fund redemption spree continues while performance gains offset AUM loss

Investors redeemed $4.6bn in March, the fifth month in the last six when redemptions outpaced allocations, according to eVestment data.
  • After an era of stellar performance, returns on West European and US equities and bonds could come back down to earth over the next 20 years.

Investor expectations need to be set for lower margins over next 20 years

The forces that have driven exceptional investment returns over the past 30 years are weakening and reversing, according to research.
  • The study challenged the idea that absolute ESG scores are a good indication of what to expect from a company in terms of investment performance.

Research challenges traditional investment approaches to ESG scoring

New research has demonstrated a clear positive relationship between incremental changes, or momentum, in a company’s ESG scores and investment performance.
  • Equity funds (Sfr479.1m) and commodity funds (Sfr320.3m) enjoyed the strongest inflows.

Swiss fund industry records small increase on assets under management in March

The volume of assets under management in Switzerland’s the fund industry came to Sfr867.1bn ($909.5bn) in March 2016 – a 1.3 per cent month-on-month increase compared with February’s Sfr855.8bn.