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Hedge funds report new flows of over $30bn for 2017

December is usually noted for its high redemptions for hedge funds but 2017 reported a tapering with a net $10bn withdrawn from funds over the month, according to eVestment data.

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.

India and China focused hedge funds produce stand-out performance gains for 2017

The global hedge fund industry ended 2017 on a high. Over 80 per cent of reporting funds posted positive returns, according to eVestment data.

Investors prefer hedge funds delivering alpha while increasing allocations to ARP

Investor interest in strategies that can hedge against any sell-off in risk assets is growing, according to GAM Alternative Investment Strategies (AIS) investment committee’s 2018 hedge fund outlook.

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).

AllianceBernstein launches alternative risk premia product

AllianceBernstein (AB) has jumped on the alternative risk premia bandwagon, launching AB Alternative Risk Premia Portfolio. The product is aimed at institutional investors.

Asset flows continue into selective hedge fund strategies as 2017 comes to an end

The global hedge fund industry should finish 2017 with strong performance and inflows, according to data from eVestment.

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.