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Opalesque Roundup: Investors redeem from hedge funds but YTD flows remain positive: hedge fund news, week 11

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Opalesque Roundup: Investors redeem from hedge funds but YTD flows remain positive after high January inflows: hedge fund news, week 11

In the week ending March 25th 2022, HFR Market Microstructure Report revealed that new hedge fund launches rose the highest level since 2017 as total industry capital remained above the historic $4 trillion milestone to begin 2022. An estimated 614 new funds launched in 2021, the highest calendar year total since 2017 when 735 new funds launched.

The hedge fund industry returned to inflows in January bringing in $11.29 billion in new assets, 0.24% of hedge fund industry assets, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. Industry AUM was relatively flat month-over-month. It continued to hover around the $4.80 Trillion mark. December 2021 outflows were followed by broadly felt pain in January, which resulted in roughly -$117.92 billion in trading losses. This meant that even relatively enthusiastic subscription behavior during the month could only partially backfill the losses.

Meanwhile, investor capital flowed out of the hedge fund industry in February, reversing the positive movement in January. Redemptions outweighed allocations by $3bn last month, but year-to-date flows remain positive to the tune of about $8bn after high January inflows, said HFM hedge fund flows report.

In new launches, Grayscale Investments, the world's largest digital currency asset manager, ......................

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