Investors Pour Almost $100B Into Hedge Funds In H1

Jul 16 2014 | 1:32pm ET

Hedge funds took in more money in H1 2014—$99.7 billion—than in all of 2013, according to new data from eVestment.

In fact, investors poured more money ($65.3 billion) into equity strategies in H1 2014 than they put into all hedge funds in 2013 ($61.7 billion). Equity strategies now manage an estimated $997 billion.

Hedge fund assets under management reached $3.032 trillion in June, as investors added $6.1 billion for the month—below the previous four-month average of $22 billion.

Event-driven strategies led the pack in Q2, taking in $15.5 billion in new assets ($35.2 billion year to date), followed by long/short equity strategies with $10.8 billion ($36.1 billion YTD). Relative-value credit strategies attracted $7.46 billion in Q2 ($11.2 billion YTD).

Funds focused on the Americas pulled in $13.7 billion in the second quarter; followed by those focused on Europe, which attracted $9.0 billion. Emerging markets funds brought in $4.0 billion in Q2 while Asian funds saw outflows of $1.9 billion.


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