Hedge Funds Inflow Total $21.8B In Nov.

Jan 14 2008 | 1:02am ET

TrimTabs Investment Research and BarclayHedge said today that hedge funds posted an estimated inflow of $21.8 billion in November. Funds of hedge funds received an estimated $18.9 billion, while direct investment into hedge funds totaled an estimated $2.9 billion.

By far the most popular hedge fund category in November was emerging markets, which posted an estimated inflow of $5.7 billion. “Hedge fund investors continue riding the emerging markets wave, lifting the year-to-date inflow into Emerging Markets to a hefty $36.9 billion,” said Sol Waksman, CEO of BarclayHedge. “But most of them could have achieved far better returns had they simply invested in a product tracking the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.”

The only hedge fund category posting an outflow in November was merger arbitrage, which lost an estimated $2.7 billion, its second consecutive outflow.

“The hedge fund industry’s 1.6% loss in November was its worst performance since May 2006,” said Charles Biderman, CEO of TrimTabs. “Yet hedge funds managed to post a solid inflow even as equity mutual funds lost $10.9 billion.”


In Depth

Q&A: High Conviction, Low Correlation

Oct 30 2014 | 7:35am ET

Acadian Asset Management's numbers are big: over $70 billion in assets under management...

Lifestyle

Ex-Hedgie Steyer Gives $56M To Climate Action Super PAC

Oct 28 2014 | 9:23am ET

Retired Farallon Capital founder Tom Steyer has poured almost $56 million into his...

Guest Contributor

Hedge Funds Weather A Data Management Perfect Storm

Oct 22 2014 | 12:28pm ET

From a regulatory standpoint, nearly every development since the crisis has placed...

 

Videos

Editor's Note

    Guidelines for Guest Articles

    Oct 22 2014 | 9:46am ET

    We are always looking for guest articles from hedge fund managers and buy-side firms.

    If you are interested in submitting a contributed piece for possible publication on FINalternatives, please take a look at the specs. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

October 2014 Cover

Demeter: Family affair

David and James Hamman launched their fundamental Livestock and Grains Program in March of 2010 but it really was decades in the making.

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.