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Opalesque Roundup: Trading gain combined with new entrants push total hedge fund AUM to $5.14tn: hedge fund news, week 20

Monday, June 06, 2022

In the week ending June 3rd 2022, BarclayHedge said that hedge fund redemptions accelerated in March totalling -$35.37 billion (-0.70% of industry assets), according to its Barclay Fund Flow Indicator. An $18.24 billion trading gain for the month combined with new entrants to push total hedge fund industry assets to $5.14 trillion as March ended.

Meanwhile, according to eVestment data investors pulled $5.20 billion from the global hedge fund business in April, while industry AUM continued to rise to $3.624 trillion based on performance gains, said the just-released April 2022 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. While the small redemption environment and strong performance is generally a good sign for the hedge fund business, eVestment Global Head of Research Peter Laurelli notes one area of concern: increasing concentration among the funds gaining assets.

According to data from Hedge Fund Research 2022 has been a solid year for global macro funds. The category returned 10.3% in the first four months of the year, compared to the average hedge fund which returned 1.9%. Macro funds have seen a stead......................

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