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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund inflows up to May eclipse outflows seen in 2020 more than two-fold: hedge fund news, week 28

Monday, July 19, 2021

In the week ending July 16th 2021, eVestment June 2021 hedge fund performance data revealed that the global hedge fund business returned +0.18% in June, bringing year to date (YTD) performance for the industry to +9.22%, the best first half performance since 2009. Hedge fund performance in June continued a streak of good news for the industry, which returned +11.04% in all of 2020. But while 58% of funds reporting to eVestment were in the green in June, that marked the lowest proportion of positive results in a month since October of 2020.

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index also generated positive returns during that period as hedge funds recorded their best H1 performance since 2009. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.15% in June 2021, trailing behind the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which gained 1.93% over the same period. Covid-related mobility restrictions in most developed markets continued to be progressively relaxed, providing support to the reopening of their economies.

Meanwhile, investor Intentions H2 2021, the latest bi-annual investor focused report by business intelligen......................

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