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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds record $7.22 billion inflows in October: hedge fund news, week 46

Monday, December 06, 2021

In the week ending December 3rd 2021, eVestment said that investors added an estimated net $7.22 billion into hedge funds in October, increasing 2021 net inflow to $34.33 billion. Asset-weighted returns were positive resulting in overall industry AUM increasing to $3.64 trillion.

According to Eurekahedge data, hedge fund managers ended the month of October up 1.35% on an equal-weighted basis, and up 0.89% on an asset-weighted basis. Risk assets rallied during the month driven by strong corporate earnings, a continuation of accommodative monetary policy and pick-up in economic activity, despite persistent inflationary pressure. On a year-to-date basis, global hedge funds were up 9.59% over the first 10 months of 2021, on track to record their second consecutive year of double-digit performance.

Meanwhile, the HFM Fixed Income/Credit Index fell 0.3% in October, the worst return among With Intelligence's range of HFM strategy indices last month. The result leaves the index at 5.3% YTD, around half that of the HFM Global Composite, at 10.2% YTD. Many hedge funds were caught out last month by si......................

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