Wed, May 18, 2022
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Hedge fund inflows hit another record: 9-month high of $21.5bn in August

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Hedge fund (excluding CTAs) inflows climbed to $21.5 billion (0.7% of assets) in August, reversing redemptions of $1.0 billion (-0.03% of assets) in July.

According to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator, Hedge funds enjoyed their strongest demand in nine months in August as investors brushed off a global equities selloff.

Industry assets rose to an all-time high of $3.07 trillion for the month, data drawn from more than 5,000 hedge funds in the BarclayHedge database estimated.

Investors bought hedge funds in August despite declines in global equities markets and continuing trade disputes, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator, a monthly big-picture report on the health of the alternative investments industry, it said.

A press release from BarclayHedge quoted its founder and president Sol Waksman saying: "Heavy buying of hedge funds in August accompanied encouraging fundamentals in the U.S., where economic growth kept marching upward. The picture was less positive worldwide, however, as equity indexes sold off in Europe, Asia and the Emerging Markets in August amid trade anxieties and worrisome developments in Turkey's currency and Italy's government debt."

He noted that strong August inflows marked a significant departure from the first seven months of 2018, when hedge fund inflows averaged $2.9 billion (0.1% of assets).

Fixed-income hedge funds lead the inflows

At the sector level, fixed-income hedge......................

To view our full article Click here

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: Long/short equity hedge fund with bear market experience has a winning quarter[more]

    B. G., Opalesque Geneva: Experience during a Russian bear market lasting five years enabled Christian Putz to identify certain investment patterns in the market which he now applies to his current investment strategy. London-based ARR Inv

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: Global equity manager focuses on symbiotic value chains[more]

    B. G., Opalesque Geneva: A global equity manager has made a point of focusing on the phenomenon of shrinking supply chains and avoiding zero-sum business models. London-based Tollymore Investment Partners is a private partnersh

  3. Satori Capital intros energy transition fund, a long/short equity strategy[more]

    Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Dallas-based alternatives manager founded on the principles of conscious capitalism, Satori Capital has launched Satori Environmental, a long/short equity strategy that primarily invests in securities impacted by the global energy sector's shift from fossil-based s

  4. The Big Picture: With the war, E, S, and G have collectively moved back to the fore[more]

    B. G., Opalesque Geneva: In this interview, Dr. Patrick Welton, founder and CIO of Welton Investment Partners, offers his observations on the major macro themes expected to affect the comm

  5. Other Voices: The selloff is overdone[more]

    Authored by Heeten Doshi, founder of Doshi Capital Management. Anyone who is still bearish and calling for more downside is foolish. The selloff is overdone. To point to further declines from here is poor risk management. With the Nasdaq 100 down 22% and S&P 500 down 13% for the year