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Jan 18 2007 | 3:14pm ET
Burned by poor performance and shaken by the Amaranth Advisors fiasco, investors stanched the flow of new money into hedge funds in the fourth quarter, though it was still a record-setting year for inflows.
Hedge funds added $15.8 billion over the past three months, a 64% drop from the $44.5 billion raised in the third quarter, Hedge Fund Research reports. But hedge funds had already rebounded strongly from its first outflow in a decade in the final quarter of 2005, and net deposits for the full year were $126.5 billion, compared with $46.9 billion in 2005.
At the end of 2006, hedge funds managed $1.43 trillion, a 29% jump from the prior year, HFR said.
Not surprisingly, top-performing strategies were also the best at attracting new cash. Event-driven funds took in $3.9 billion in the fourth quarter, the second-highest total behind equity hedge funds, which raised $8.7 billion.
Funds of hedge funds ended the year increasing their assets for the fourth straight quarter, adding $3.89 billion over the past three months, bringing their global total $547 billion.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...