Investors Pour $5.7B Into Hedge Funds In July

Aug 19 2013 | 1:33pm ET

Investors poured $5.7 billion into hedge funds in July while performance gains added another $16.8 billion to bring total industry assets under management to $2.67 trillion, reports eVestment.

The month saw macro funds rebound sharply from significant May and June redemptions as investors allocated a net $7.6 billion to these strategies in June.

Credit funds, on the other hand, recorded their largest outflows since January 2012, with investors pulling about $3.6 billion.

Mortgage-backed securities strategies faced a second consecutive month of  redemptions in July as investors pulled an estimated $4.1 billion, their largest outflows since 2006.

Multi-strategy, distressed and event-driven funds all experienced net redemptions in July, as did managed futures funds, which recorded an 11th consecutive month of outflows.

Emerging markets funds saw their largest outflows since July  2012 at $2.6 billion.


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