Differential Performance Noteworthy at Half Year Point – European CTAs Suffer

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff At the half way point of the year, in terms of consolidated data releases, the picture for hedge funds at the top level looks okay – broad hedge fund indices are flat (e.g. the HFRI Asset Weighted Composite Index is up 1.35%), and flows have been positive (over $17bn in […] Read more »

Graphic of the Day: Consistent Flows to Medium-Sized Hedge Funds

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   The global hedge fund industry has attracted US$342.1 billion of net asset flows since January 2013, out of which billion dollar hedge funds accounted for US$206.9 billion of these net capital allocations, while funds with assets under US$500 million collectively recorded net asset inflows of US$49.3 billion over this period. There […] Read more »

Acceptance? UCITS Hedge Funds Best AUM Growth This Decade

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UCITS hedge funds were not exempt from the impact of the shrinking of the global hedge fund industry, as shown by the number of closures in 2017, which was a good year for hedge funds in terms of performance. More than half of the UCITS funds listed in the Eurekahedge database charge up to 1% management fees.  On the other hand, only 26.7% […] Read more »

Hong Kong and Singapore Based Managers Take Share of Asian Hedge Funds

By Hedge Fund Insight staff Pre-Credit Crunch the largest Asian territories in the hedge fund industry (Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Japan) hosted 43.6% of Asian hedge funds. This year those same Big Four has a combined share of 50.8% by number of funds. The corollary is that Western financial centres lost share over the last […] Read more »

Investors Buy CTAs Rather Than Macro in 2017

By Hedge Fund Insight staff The latest data from Eurekahedge shows the best flows into the hedge fund industry for a number of years for the first quarter of 2017. Preliminary net asset flows were positive in March with US$9.3 billion of inflows into the industry. Investor subscriptions have picked up pace since the start of the […] Read more »

Disappearing World – EM Mandates in the Hedge Fund Industry

By Hedge Fund Insight staff The composition of the hedge fund industry is always changing at the margin through two causes – subscriptions and redemptions and investment performance. Seeing the occasional snapshot, a moment in time, does not reflect the trends, the change. Recent data from Eurekahedge showed a trend that has been little reported […] Read more »

Graphic of the Day: UCITS Share of European Hedge Fund Launches

From Eurekahedge   The percentage of UCITS launches showed an upward trend between 2008 and 2011, as the post-financial crisis period created a healthy demand for regulated investment products from investors. Furthermore, the need to strengthen Europe’s overall financial system also made a strong case for managers to opt for a UCITS brand. Even though the percentage […] Read more »