Monday, 20 October 2014
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Aug 14 2014 | 8:52am ET
Investors poured $82.5 billion into into hedge funds in H1 2014, the most since 2007.
In the month of June, hedge funds took in $7.7 billion, down from $19.1 billion in May, according to new data from BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research.
Industry assets climbed to a six-year high of $2.35 trillion in June, according to estimates based on data from 3,441 funds. Assets rose 21.0% in the past 12 months but were down 3.6% from the all-time high of $2.4 trillion in June 2008.
And while inflows have been impressive, returns have been less so: hedge funds added 1.4% in June, trailing the S&P 500 Index, which added 2.1%. In the past 12 months, hedge funds have returned 10.8%, according to TrimTabs/Barclay Hedge, while the S&P 500 has returned 24.6%.
The July TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Survey of Hedge Fund Managers found 37.2% of respondents bullish on the S&P 500 over the next 30 days, while 34.6% were bearish.
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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