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Opalesque Roundup: Global hedge fund assets up $360bn to now $3.96tn by June 30: hedge fund news, week 29

Monday, July 26, 2021

In the week ending July 23rd 2021, a report by HFR said that worldwide aggregate hedge fund assets reached an estimated $3.96 trillion as of June 30, an increase of $360 billion from the start of the year. According to HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report, the total hedge fund industry capital accelerated through 2Q due to the strongest first-half performance in a calendar year since 1999, surpassing multiple milestones of industry growth and expansion.

Investors poured another $36 billion into hedge funds in May, adding nearly a percentage point of growth to industry assets. May marked the third consecutive period of net inflows in what appears to be an accelerating trend. The Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge shows $19.1 billion in net inflows in March, a 22% jump in April ($23.3 billion) followed by a nearly 55% leap in May.

Hedge fund managers were up 0.26% in June, trailing behind the global equity market as represented by the MSCI ACWI (Local) which gained 1.93% during the month. In terms of 2021 performance, global hedge funds were up 8.09%, recording the strongest June year-to-date return since 2009 despite the ongoing p......................

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