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Hedge funds continue strong performance in February

Hedge funds returned an average positive 1.27 per cent in February, building on the strong January performance and reversing the decline that ended 2018.

Hedge fund performance balances investor redemptions in January

Investors pulled only $1.66bn from the global hedge fund industry in January, according to data from eVestment.

Good start to year for emerging markets-focused hedge funds

Hedge funds focused on emerging markets began 2019 on a high, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

Tough time for equity long/short strategies

Fundamental equity long/short hedge fund strategies face a challenging environment. Three trends — more hedge funds running the strategy, lower aggregate alpha in the industry and fewer stocks — are causing the problems, according to a report by Novus.

Equity strategies attract the most interest of investors in January

Investors and consultants worldwide have increased their focus on global equity strategies than on any other segment at the start 2019, according to January 2019 eVestment data.

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.

Investor sentiment shifts to hedge fund investment

  • Investors redeemed an estimated $22.5bn or 0.7 per cent of total industry capital from hedge funds in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Bad time for hedge fund performance in 2018

2018 was not a good year for the global hedge fund industry. Funds ended a volatile 2018 in the red, with aggregate performance for December down 2.15 per cent and for the year at minus 4.86 per cent, according to eVestment data.