Hedge Fund Inflows Soar In October

Dec 8 2010 | 3:11am ET

Hedge funds enjoyed their biggest inflows in almost a year in October, taking in some $16 billion.

Almost half of that total flowed into managed futures funds, which saw investors pour $7.9 billion, TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge said. Even funds of hedge funds, which have been hard-pressed to attract investors in recent years, brought in $3.3 billion.

"Hedge fund investors are exhibiting a healthier appetite for risk," BarclayHedge's Sol Waksman said. "They are finally venturing into areas like distressed securities after embracing conservative strategies for most of the year."

Distressed securities took in $3.8 billion and emerging markets funds $2.2 billion.


In Depth

Exotic Assets: Investing In Rare Violins

Jan 17 2017 | 4:43pm ET

By definition, alternative investments include exotic assets far beyond your typical...

Lifestyle

'Tis the Season: Wall Street Holiday Parties Back In Fashion

Dec 22 2016 | 9:23pm ET

Spending on Wall Street holiday parties has largely returned to pre-2008 levels...

Guest Contributor

The Trump Administration: What It Could Mean for Carried Interest

Jan 19 2017 | 5:25pm ET

The arrival of the Trump administration brings the potential for a repeal of the...