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Global hedge fund industry assets surge to record levels at $4.4tn

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Global hedge fund industry assets have surged to USD4.4 trillion, with hedge funds raking in USD18.3 billion of new inflows from allocators during July, as managers scored a USD7.3 billion trading profit for the month.

"A $7.3 billion trading profit for the month brought total hedge funds assets to more than $4.40 trillion as July ended," said BarclayHedge.

According to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge, the hedge fund industry continued adding to assets in July with $18.3 billion in inflows and the month's inflows represented 0.4% of industry assets.

Meanwhile, August marked the industry's fifth consecutive month of inflows, coming on the heels of $16.6 billion in June, $36 billion in May, $23.3 billion in April, and $19.1 billion in March.

Ben Crawford, Head of Research at BarclayHedge said: "Investors have been in a risk-on mode for most of the last twelve months and July was no exception. There was no shortage of promising auguries in July-- strong economic signals from the U.S., China, and Europe, surging equity markets, increasing business activity and plummeting jobless figures all contributed to investors' enthusiasm for hedge fund opportunities."

For the 12 months through July, the hedge fund industry experienced $156.6 billion in inflows. A $407.4 billion trading profit over the period brought total industry assets to the $4.40 trillion figure as July ended, up from $4.32 trillion at......................

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