Eurekahedge: Asset Flows For Hedge Funds Improve In Early 2017

Mar 21 2017 | 7:53pm ET

Fund flows have improved for hedge funds so far in 2017, with a net $17.1 billion coming into the industry as of the end of February, according to new data from Eurekahedge.

The company reported final February 2017 performance of its Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index of +0.97%, bringing year-to-date gains to 1.87%.

AUM for the North American hedge fund industry has reached a record high of $1.52 trillion, the company said in a statement. Investor subscriptions for 2017 year-to-date stood at $15.8 billion, with $11.7 billion of performance-based gains recorded over the same period of time. 

The $261 billion CTA/managed futures mandated hedge fund industry saw the highest net investor inflows among strategic mandates so far in 2017 ($8.4 billion). Managers posted modest performance-based gains totalling $1.4 billion over the same period.

Other highlights from Eurekahedge’s March 2017 report. 

  • AUM for long/short equities hedge fund managers grew by $10.1 billion over the first two months of the year with strength led by performance-based gains of $8.6 billion. Long/short equities hedge fund managers are up 2.72% over the first two months of the year.
  • Asian managers saw investor subscriptions of $1.5 billion on a year-to-date basis, with performance-based gains of $1.9 billion. On a year-to-date basis, Asia ex-Japan managers were up 3.55% with underlying Greater China and Indian managers up 5.49% and 6.76% respectively. Japan focused funds were up 1.67% over the same period.
  • European managers gained 0.52% during the month, with year-to-date gains coming in at 1.16%. The $507.5 billion European hedge fund industry was the only region to witness year-to-date investor redemptions of $1.2 billion while performance-based gains of $2.8 billion were recorded.
  • Sub-billion dollar hedge funds recorded strong investor interest as of 2017 year-to-date, with net inflows totalling $9.1 billion. Within sub-billion dollar hedge funds, mid-size funds managing between $100 million and $500 million have seen inflows of $4.9 billion.

Founded in 2001, Eurekahedge tracks asset flows, hedge fund performance and regional key trends across the hedge fund universe. The firm's database tracks more than 130 data points on more than 24,000 alternative funds across the hedge fund universe.

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