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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund industry capital surges to $3.8tn in 1Q 2021: hedge fund news, week 16

Monday, April 26, 2021

In the week ending April 23rd 2020, the HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report revealed that driven by the strongest start to the year since 2000 and the continuation of investor allocations, hedge fund industry capital extended the year-end surge into 1Q 2021, surpassing multiple milestones of industry growth and expansion. Total hedge fund capital surpassed an estimated $3.8 trillion at quarter-end, an increase of $201 billion from the start of the year.

However, hedge fund flows reversed course in February with $9.0 billion in redemptions, following $30.5 billion in industry inflows a month earlier. February's redemptions represented 0.2% of industry assets, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. A $42.8 billion monthly trading profit brought total hedge fund industry assets to nearly $4.03 trillion as February ended.

Meanwhile, hedge fund managers were up 0.95% in March - supported by the strong performance of the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which gained 3.24% during the month. In terms of year-to-date re......................

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