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Hedge funds gains take a hit in February

Hedge fund performance fell in February, ending a streak of 15 consecutive monthly gains for the broad-based HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index, according to the latest HFR data.

Consultants recommend investors increase allocations to private debt

A majority (53 per cent) of investment consultants are recommending investors increase their allocations to private debt this year, according to Preqin data.

Hedge funds begin year in strong position as market volatility increases

Hedge funds began 2018 in a strong despite equity, currency and fixed income market volatility.

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.

Strong performance in July cements 2017’s buoyant performance for hedge funds

July’s strong hedge fund performance was led by equity hedge, technology, healthcare and emerging markets strategies, according to the latest HFR data.

Hedge funds continue performance gains in February

Hedge fund gains continued in February with all main strategies producing broad based gains led by equity hedge funds specialising in healthcare and technology.

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.

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.