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Opalesque Roundup: Redemptions and trading losses bring hedge fund assets down to $5.07tn: hedge fund news, week 28

Monday, August 01, 2022

In the week ending July 29th 2022, BarclayHedge revealed that hedge fund redemptions accelerated slightly in May 2022 to -$27.53 billion (-0.54% of industry assets). A -$26.36 billion trading loss in May brought total hedge fund industry assets to $5.07 trillion as the month ended, down from $5.11 trillion a month earlier.

According to Preqin's Q2 2022 Hedge Funds Report, equity strategies accounted for 54% of launches in the second quarter of 2022, unchanged from Q1. Niche strategies, including cryptocurrency hedge funds, accounted for a significantly smaller proportion (12%) of Q2 2022 launches, compared with the first quarter (22%). Conversely, credit strategies' share increased from 5% in Q1 2022 to 12% in Q2.

The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended June 2022, down -0.89% MOM on an asset-weighted basis and down -3.95% MOM on an equal-weighted basis.

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