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Hedge fund February capital inflows lowest since 2009

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.

Emerging markets attract investor interest

Emerging markets attracted a lot of interest by of investors and consultants in February, according to data in eVestment advantage viewership report.

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.

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.

Private equity big winner in 2018 with most mandates from public pension plans

US and UK public pension plans announced 215 new private equity mandate awards in the last quarter of 2018 for a total of 954 for 2018, according to 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.
  • 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.