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 »

Hedge Funds in Europe in Graphics in 2018

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For 2008 it has been estimated by data provider Preqin that Europe-based investors allocated a combined €175bn to hedge funds; today there are over 1,100 institutional investors in Europe actively investing over €404bn in hedge funds – a huge increase since the GFC. In 2017 Preqin produced a study with AIMA looking at employment in the hedge fund sector; the study estimated that […] Read more »

Demand for European Hedge Funds Increases

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Hedge Fund Insight has commented this year on Emerging Market (EM) hedge fund returns and capital flows in the context of the six month rule (see Emerging Market Hedge Fund Demand – The Six Month Rule in Action). The monthly report from eVestment on hedge fund industry capital flows remarked […] Read more »

European Hedge Fund Industry May Rouse

By Simon Kerr, publisher of Hedge Fund Insight   It has been noted by HFI* that the European hedge fund industry has lagged in recovery in comparison with that of the United States. The sluggardly activity is on both sides – European-based hedge funds have not raised much new capital at all post the Credit […] 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 »

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 »