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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds record $10bn net inflows in February: hedge fund news, week 12

Monday, April 04, 2022

In the week ending April 1st 2022, eVestment reported that after starting 2022 with net investor redemptions, hedge funds bounced back in February with investors pouring $10 billion in new money into the business. After January's outflows, year-to-date asset flows to the business now stand at +$7.95 billion.

Hedge fund managers were down -0.26% in February - recording their second consecutive month of outperformance against the S&P 500 which slipped -3.14% during the month. Nearly half of global hedge funds have posted positive returns in February while around 43.0% of them have maintained positive performance over the first two months of the year.

Meanwhile, managed futures posted second year of pandemic gains in 2021, profiting from late-cycle equity and bond markets, but were caught out by the emergence of new Covid variants. Managed futures posted returns of 8.8% in 2021 - their second year of pandemic gains, said HFM Managed Futures Report.

In new launches, the Chinese affiliate of Sequoia Capital, whose vast portfolio includes TikTok owner ByteDance and online fashion startup Shein,......................

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