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 »

Asian Hedge Funds Attract Capital in 2015 That Pays Off Quickly

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   It has been a long road back, but Asian hedge funds have at last regained their peak assets – last seen pre-Credit Crunch in 2008. Total assets in Asian hedge funds (excluding Japan) were at $159.8bn  at the end of May 2015. The asset growth since the start of […] Read more »

Multi-Strategy Under The Gun As European Hedge Funds Lag

From Hedge Fund Insight staff The latest flow data from Eurekahedge for the hedge fund industry show net outflows from Europe-focused hedge funds. Only two investment strategies could possibly accommodate the scale of monthly redemptions from European funds – fixed income and multi-strategy (Table 1/Figure 2). So it is highly likely that the biggest outflows […] Read more »

Trends in Hedge Fund Flows

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Minor outflows in January have been followed by net subscriptions of $11bn in February, according to data from Eurekahedge. This brings total assets managed by the hedge fund industry to a new record high of just over $2 trillion. Long/short equities hedge funds recorded their 15th consecutive month of […] Read more »

Fact Of The Day on European Hedge Fund Assets

By Hedge Fund Insight  staff European hedge funds have shown consistent performance on the back of strong returns from the markets in the last year. YTD in 2013 the median return of Europe’s hedge funds is 6.3% (source: EuroHedge). This type of performance plus resurgent risk appetite among investors this year has resulted in greater […] Read more »

Pattern of Flows to Hedge Funds By Region Continues – Europe & Asia Winners

By Hedge Fund Insight staff Earlier it was noted here that European and Asian hedge funds were starting to attract capital flows. American institutional investors are the source of roughly 60% of the flows to the industry, and this year they have diversified from their existing holdings of hedge funds. That trend has continued into […] Read more »

The Hedge Fund Year So Far In Two Graphics

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By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight, As for any period since the end of 2009,  so far this year the hedge fund industry mostly has been about what has happen in North America. That is where the managers who are attracting most assets are based, and that is where the flows coming into […] Read more »

Graphic of the Day – New Launches of Hedge Funds

By Hedge Fund Insight staff In 2012 new hedge fund launches outpaced fund liquidations for the third year running The inverse relationship between changes in the number of launches and the number of closures each year has broken down, suggesting that the prospects for the industry at the smaller end have changed The number of […] Read more »