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Investors allocate $15.7 billion to hedge funds in March

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Investors allocated $15.7 billion in new money to hedge funds in March, according to the latest asset flow data from eVestment. March inflows were the industry's largest positive numbers in 20 months and total industry AUM now stands at $3.107 trillion.

The renewed interest appears to be driven by investors' acknowledgment of these funds' strong performance in late 2016 and so far this year, coupled with a desire to hedge against future market turbulence given uncertainty in several geopolitical and business arenas.

The new data also shows the beginning of a potential consolidation trend in the industry, with 52 percent of funds gain......................

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