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  • Equity hedge strategies led industry performance, with the HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index up 2.1 per cent in January led by strong contributions from growth, technology and healthcare sub-strategies.

Equity hedge strategies lead positive hedge fund performance in January

Hedge funds posted strong gains to begin 2017, led by the performance of equity hedge strategies, the largest area of hedge fund industry investor capital, according to data from HFR.
  • Total assets increased by $46.8bn in the last three months of 2016, ending the year at $3.02tn.

Hedge funds end 2016 with largest annual increase since 2014, says HFR data

Despite continuing stories about investor disassatisfaction with performance, hedge funds ended 2016 on an asset high.
  • A total of 576 funds have launched in the first nine months of 2016, a decline of over 200 from the 785 launches over the same period last year.

Hedge fund start-ups decline as liquidations rise in third quarter and industry performance picks up

Hedge fund launches fell in the third quarter, as funds again posted steady gains, according to the latest data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).
  • The November monthly advance reverses the decline from the prior month, represents the eighth monthly gain in the past nine months  and brings year to date performance to healthy 4.6 per cent.

Hedge fund performance hits highs in November as most strategies look to end year in positive territory

Hedge fund performance improved in November, as the election victory of Donald Trump drove expectations for renewed growth, infrastructure spending and reduced regulation.
  • Assets dedicated to emerging market-focused hedge funds increased to $199.66bn in the third quarter.

Emerging market hedge fund AUM hits record high as performance gains remain in double digits

Emerging market hedge fund assets under management (AUM) ended the third quarter on a high, topping the previous record from the second quarter 2015, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).
  • Rising market uncertainty resulted in a divergence between top hedge funds and smaller firms.

Mixed performance by hedge funds in October as managers enter uncertainty of fourth quarter

Hedge funds posted mixed performance in October, as US equities, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data.
  • The third quarter hedge fund asset level topped the previous record of $2.969tn set in the second quarter of 2015.

Hedge fund assets hit high as inflows in third quarter rise

Total hedge fund industry assets under management rose to a record level in third quarter, as performance gains offset continued asset outflows concentrated in many of the industry’s largest and most well established managers.
  • Resurgent equity hedge strategies led performance for the month, as global equity markets posted mixed or flat performance.

Hedge fund strategies shrug off poor performance as third quarter ends with strong gains

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