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Market volatility and global economic uncertainty drive hedge fund redemptions

Hedge fund redemptions rose significantly in December. Investors were nervous about stock market volatility, global economic uncertainty, major commodity price downturns and other economic factors.

Hedge funds end 2018 with just over $3tn AUM after redemptions and performance losses

Forty-two per cent of hedge fund managers were able to raise new capital in 2018. However, the majority reported redemptions and/or lost money in 2018, one of the most challenging years for the industry in a decade, according to eVestment.

Total hedge fund AUM drops in 2018

Total hedge fund industry capital declined in 2018, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data.

Hedge funds continue to haemorrhage money as performance dips

Hedge funds lost an estimated $6.43bn in November as investors pulled money. Year to date (YTD) hedge fund outflows stand at $14.52bn, according to eVestment

Emerging market focused hedge funds firmly in negative territory

Emerging markets hedge funds continued their run of poor performance into the third quarter of 2018 as global and emerging market regional equities, currencies and hedge funds all posted sharp declines.

Hedge fund strategies continue to gather record inflows at start of last quarter of 2018

Investors continue to have confidence in hedge fund strategies, starting the last quarter of this year with record inflows, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

Performance boosts hedge fund AUM in second quarter

Hedge funds recorded quarterly outflows of $1.2bn in the first quarter 2018, ending a streak of five consecutive quarterly inflows, according to Preqin data.