Tue, Oct 21, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

TrimTabs and BarclayHedge report hedge fund inflows hit two-year high of $18.5bn in May

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that hedge funds took in a net $18.5 billion (1.0% of assets) in May, more than a forty-fold increase from April’s $430 million inflow. The results are based on data from 3,368 funds.

“In May, the hedge fund industry saw its strongest net inflows in more than two years,” said Sol Waksman, president and founder of BarclayHedge. “In the first five months of this year, the industry took in $35.7 billion, compared with just $484 million in the same period last year."

The TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Hedge Fund Flow Report noted that Equity Long Bias Funds delivered a return of 2.6% in May, edging past the S&P 500’s 2.3% gain. “This outperformance flies in the face of the trend in the past 12 months, when these funds earned 16.6% as the S&P 500 gained 27.3%,” said Waksman.

Funds of hedge funds took in a net $428 million (0.1% of assets) in May, reversing a $4.2 billion outflow in April and breaking a 14-month streak of net outflows. Funds of funds underperformed the hedge fund industry by 67 basis points in May.

The TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Survey of Hedge Fund Managers found that managers grew more bearish on the S&P 500 in June, but opinions were pretty evenly split in July.

BarclayHedge

Press Release

BM

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   

Banner

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Opalesque Exclusive: What's next for trend followers?[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New research out from Ibbotson touches on a key debate happening among investors and fund managers, specifically whether long term trend followers can survive in the new

  2. Commodities - Oil wreaking havoc on small-cap energy stocks sliding 36%[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Owning almost anything in the U.S. stock market has been a losing proposition since September. Owning smaller energy companies has been a catastrophe. Hercules Offshore Inc. and Resolute Energy Corp. are among 19 oil-and-gas equities in the Russell 2000 Index that lost more than

  3. Investing - Hedge funds favor equity long/short, Strategic bond managers hedge against further high yield sell-off[more]

    Hedge funds favor equity long/short From Securitieslendingtimes.com: Equity long/short strategies will generate good returns for hedge funds in the future, according to a panel at this year’s Risk Management Association Conference on Securities Lending in Naples, Florida. Panellists Sand

  4. Legal - Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence, Former Columbus investment manager Steven P. Moore indicted on theft charges, SEBI confirms ban for Hong Kong hedge fund, SEC announces enforcement action against compliance officer[more]

    Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence From Hereisthecity.com: An ex-hedge fund analyst was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his role in insider-trading scheme. The New York Post reports that former hedge fund analyst Matthew Teeple was sentenced Thursday to fiv

  5. Sparx optimistic about outlook for Japan[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to SPARX, there are causes to be optimistic about the outlook for the Japanese market and the country's economy in general. Sparx Asset Management is a Tokyo-based asset manager, part of