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eVestment: Hedge funds eek out positive asset flows for April

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Asset flows into hedge funds are still positive for 2018, but if April's levels are any indication, investors may be more cautious about adding to their allocations in the second half of the year. According to the latest asset flows data from eVestment, investors allocated an additional +$1.78 billion to hedge funds during April, bringing year-to-date (YTD) flows to the industry to +$13.67 billion and total industry assets under management (AUM) to $3.316 trillion.

Nearly 63% of reporting managers saw outflows in April, the most elevated level seen since October 2016.

Macro funds were big winners in April, with +$3.23 bi......................

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