Hedge Funds Burned By July Outflows

Sep 3 2010 | 12:36pm ET

Hedge funds continued to hemorrhage assets despite strong performance in July, according to a new report.

Investors yanked $2.9 billion from hedge funds in July, TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge said. The outflow—the industry’s second-straight monthly setback—of 0.2% of total hedge fund assets left industry assets at their lowest level since November at $1.53 trillion.

“Hedge funds posted a positive return in July, but they did not regain the ground they lost in May and June,” BarclayHedge’s Sol Waksman said.

Things look even grimmer for funds of hedge funds, despite a proportionally smaller outflow, according to TrimTabs’ Vincent Deluard.

“Funds of funds are in a bad way,” he said. “They posted only five inflows in the past 25 months.” One of those months was not July, when investors pulled $670 million from funds of funds, or 0.1% of total assets.

Things were not bad across the board, however. Commodity trading advisors alone took in $3.9 billion in July, the strategy’s fifth-straight inflow.


In Depth

Q&A: Jeff Eaton Talks Capital Raising, CalPERS And The Secondaries Market

Oct 14 2014 | 10:16am ET

Global placement agent Eaton Partners has raised close to $60 billion for some of...

Lifestyle

MacDonald-Korth Offers Insights Into Paintings Bought, Sold By Hedgies

Oct 7 2014 | 9:00am ET

Definitive and complete ratings require an in-person examination of an artwork,...

Guest Contributor

PAAMCO: European Equity Exposure - Challenging Year, But All is Not Lost

Oct 16 2014 | 4:12am ET

European equity hedge fund managers have had a tough time so far this year. The...

 

Videos

Editor's Note

    Must Attend Hedge Fund Charity Events For October

    Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET

    The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

October 2014 Cover

Deeply flawed risk benchmark

Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it ...

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.