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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.

Hedge funds continue to outperform most indices over the first quarter of the year

Hedge fund performance, which began the year on a high, tailed off in March with the HFRI Fund Weighed Composite Index falling 0.25 per cent.

Institutional investor interest in hedge fund allocations continues to grow

Hedge fund creations outnumber closures at end of 2017 as AUM hits record high

Hedge fund launches exceeded liquidations in the last quarter of 2017 for the second consecutive quarter. At the same time total hedge fund industry assets under management(AUM) started 2018 at a record $3.21tn.