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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.

Despite rocky 2018 performance, investors continue allocations to hedge funds

Despite a turbulent 2018, which culminated in year-end negative returns, assets under management (AUM) in the hedge fund industry are forecast to increase in 2019 and beyond as investors continue to look to these vehicles for downside protection, according to a report from Preqin.

Hedge funds start 2019 with stellar performance

Hedge funds started 2019 with solid gains. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index posted its strongest monthly gain since September 2010.

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.

Total hedge fund AUM drops in 2018

Total hedge fund industry capital declined in 2018, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data.
  • 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.

Mixed performance from hedge fund strategies in December

Defensive macro hedge funds and quantitative trend-following CTA strategies posted gained in December, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).