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Opalesque Roundup: $41bn outflows and $37bn performance based decline reduce hedge fund AUM to $4.02tn end of H1: hedge fund news, week 30

Monday, August 15, 2022

In the week ending August 12th 2022, Eurekahedge reported that hedge fund AUM has declined by $78.8bn during the first six months of 2022, driven by $37.7bn of performance-based decline and $41.1bn of net outflows. The industry total stands at $4.02tn at the end of H1.

But in July, hedge funds gained again as US equity markets posted a strong reversal after the worst first half of a calendar year in over 50 years, despite accelerating generational inflation, the US Federal Reserve increasing interest rates, and the US economy entering a recession, according to data released by HFR. The investable HFRI 500 Fund Weighted Composite Index advanced +1.3 percent for the month, narrowing the 2022 decline to -2.7 percent, with gains driven by a recovery in Equity Hedge and Event Driven strategies.

Meanwhile, ETFGI reported that the global Hedge Funds industry suffered net outflows of US$27.5 billion (source HFR) while the Global ETFs industry gathered net inflows of US$157.7 billion in Q2 2022. Assets invested in the global ETFs industry are US$5.04 trillion larger than the assets invested in the global hed......................

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