Hedge Fund Research (HFR)


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.

2017 best year for hedge fund performance for five years

Hedge funds gained in December to end 2017 with positive returns in every month, the first 12 month winning streak since 2003, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

More hedge funds launch in 2017 than close their doors for first time since 2015

Hedge fund launches exceeded liquidations on a quarterly basis for the first time in over two years, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data.

HFR launches indices tracking hedge fund cryptocurrency and blockchain strategies

Following the growth in investor interest in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, Hedge Fund Research (HFR) has launched two indices: the HFR Blockchain Composite Index and the HFR Cryptocurrency Index.

Emerging markets-focused hedge funds start Q4 at all time AUM high

Hedge fund capital invested in emerging markets rose to a record $223bn at the beginning of the fourth quarter, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data.

Hedge funds continue winning streak in third quarter with record breaking performance gains

Steady performance and investor inflows in the third quarter increased total hedge fund capital to a fifth consecutive record quarterly level, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data.

Hedge funds and risk parity strategies report substantial gains

Hedge funds and risk parity strategies gained in August despite rising tensions with North Korea and the impact of Hurricane Harvey.

Emerging market-focused hedge funds see capital flows increase

Total assets managed by emerging markets-focused hedge funds increased to a record level for the fourth consecutive quarter through mid-year 2017, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) research.