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Hedge fund creations outnumber closures at end of 2017 as AUM hits record high

Hedge fund launches exceeded liquidations in the last quarter of 2017 for the second consecutive quarter. At the same time total hedge fund industry assets under management(AUM) started 2018 at a record $3.21tn.

Hedge funds gains take a hit in February

Hedge fund performance fell in February, ending a streak of 15 consecutive monthly gains for the broad-based HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index, according to the latest HFR data.

Assets at highest level for hedge funds as January marks positive net flows

Investors added an estimated $14.12bn into hedge funds in January, marking the first positive net flow to begin a year since 2014, according to eVestment data.

Hedge funds begin year in strong position as market volatility increases

Hedge funds began 2018 in a strong despite equity, currency and fixed income market volatility.

Steady performance gains majority of hedge fund strategies in January

Hedge funds continued their winning streak in January with an average return of 2.59 per cent, the industry’s best monthly return since March 2016 according to eVestment data.

Hedge funds report new flows of over $30bn for 2017

December is usually noted for its high redemptions for hedge funds but 2017 reported a tapering with a net $10bn withdrawn from funds over the month, according to eVestment data.

Hedge funds on winning form in 2017 with strong AUM flows and positive performance

Hedge funds ended 2017 on a high. Not only were capital inflows the strongest since the second quarter of 2015, total assets under management (AUM) hit a new high of $3.21tn, according to HFR data.

CTAs unimpressed by Bitcoin futures

Commodity trading advisors (CTAs) are uncertain about the investment value of the Bitcoin futures contracts offered from December 2017 by CBOE and CME.