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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund assets reach new record on new inflows and performance gains: hedge fund news, week 27

Saturday, July 20, 2019

In the week ending July 19th 2019, the HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report said hedge fund assets reached a new record in the second quarter, driven by performance gains and investor re-allocations to top hedge fund firms. Total hedge fund capital increased to $3.245 trillion, narrowly eclipsing the previous record level of $3.244 trillion in 3Q18.

Hedge funds' monthly results returned to the black in June and the hedge fund industry posted a 1.94% return in the month, a turnaround from May's 1.66% decline, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index.

Preqin's All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark also gained 2.15% in June following losses in May of 0.99% - this takes the 2019 YTD return to a strong 7.73%.

Meanwhile, CTAs which hold large long bond and USD positions gave back some of their earlier gains, Lyxor said in its weekly brief, and CTA funds posted a 1.59% return in June, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. Year-to-date, the Index has gained 3.84% through June.

In new launches, there were 86 new hedge fund launches in Q2 2019, of which 87% were traditional single-manager commingled funds, said Preqin in ints Quarterly Update; The New York-based Hispanic-Focused Palladium Equity has ......................

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