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Good September for most hedge fund strategies

Hedge fund performance recovered in September from the less than stellar returns in August, according to Preqin data. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned 0.14 per cent for the month.

Start-up managers favoured by most investors for opportunistic strategies

Limited Partners (LPs) are increasingly investing in first-time funds because they are more entrepreneurial, better placed to deliver specialist strategies and more likely to produce higher return than more established firms, according to a recent study.

Mixed results for hedge funds with some strategies showing big gains in September

While most hedge funds experienced mixed performance in September, some strategies showed significant gains led by fixed income based relative value arbitrage.

Hedge fund performance gains continue in August

Hedge funds gained in August, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data. The uplift came as US equities and the dollar expanded their divergence with non-US assets, emerging markets currencies extended losses and the US technology sector posted record gains.

Emerging market hedge funds continue to post strong returns as capital increases

Hedge funds focused on the Middle East and Russia/Eastern Europe led emerging markets hedge fund performance through early 2018, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

$1bn hedge fund club continues to dominate industry as investors

As hedge fund performance picked up in 2017, net inflows rose to $3. 61tn assets under management (AUM) by the end of March 2018. Assets managed by firms with at least $1bn in AUM surged over the past year, according to Preqin data.

Institutional investors need better tools to compare hedge funds and return streams

The top reasons given for investing in hedge funds were the potential for improved returns, diversification benefits, knowledge-sharing and learning and access to asset classes that are otherwise hard to source and manage, according to a report by CEM Benchmarking.

Hedge funds attract new capital as investors start to focus outside equity hedge strategies

Money continues to pour into hedge funds, with investors favouring M&A focused event driven and fixed income relative value arbitrage strategies, according to HFR data.