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Opalesque Roundup: Investors redeem $46.4bn from hedge funds in Q1 2019: hedge fund news, week 23

Sunday, June 23, 2019

In the week ending June 21st 2019, the June 2019 Eurekahedge report said that the global hedge fund industry AUM has grown by $0.5bn as of May 2019 year-to-date. Final Q1 2019 net outflows figure stood at $46.4bn, just under half of the investor redemptions totalling $94.7bn seen in the final quarter of 2018, it said.

Following four consecutive positive months since the beginning of the year, the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.71% in May, bringing its year-to-date return to 4.32%.

Meanwhile, SS&C GlobeOp said the pace of hedge fund redemptions slowed in April but continued for a second straight month with $9.4 billion in net outflows worldwide, down from $11.0 billion in March. The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for June 2019 measured 3.81%, up from 3.21% in April.

However, the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark generated its first negative monthly return for 2019 in May, posting a loss of 0.10%, which ended a four-month stretch of positive monthly returns for the industry benchmark. Consequently, the YTD figure fell to +6.40%, said Hedge Fund Performance Update: May 2019.

In new launches, Nomura Alternative Investment Management (NAIM), a London and Paris-based quantitative investment manager within Nomura Group, has launched the Nomura Diversified Absolute Return UCITS Fund; London-based Cheyne Capital Management h......................

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