Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Mar 18 2014 | 11:29am ET
Hedge funds added 1.79% in February as industry assets under management reached a record high $2.03 trillion, according to Eurekahedge.
Hedge funds recorded performance-based gains of US$15 billion and net asset inflows of $11 billion during the month.
Long/short equities hedge funds recorded their 15th consecutive month of positive net asset flows, with net capital allocations to the strategy for 2014 standing at $19.0 billion.
On the flipside, trend-following strategies posted their ninth consecutive month of net asset outflows in February, and saw redemptions worth $12.7 billion over this period.
Total assets in North American hedge funds reached a new high of $1.36 trillion with assets growing by $11.1 billion in the first two months of the year.
Japan-focused hedge funds recorded their second consecutive month of negative returns, down 1.12% year-to-date.
Distressed debt funds delivered their eighth consecutive month of positive returns, up 2.25% during the month and 3.37% year-to-date.
In 2013, a total of 1,124 new funds were launched while 777 funds reported themselves as liquidated, bringing the current size of the hedge fund industry to 10,757 hedge funds.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
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…
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