Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Jul 23 2009 | 2:25am ET
Hedge fund industry assets are on the rise for the first time in a year as redemptions slowed and performance soared.
Assets in the world’s 8,900 hedge funds rose $100 billion in the second quarter, Hedge Fund Research reports. It’s the first quarterly increase in assets the industry has seen since the second quarter of last year, when industry assets hit $1.93 trillion. Since then, the economic crisis has taken its toll on hedge funds in a big way; the industry now manages just $1.43 trillion.
How’d they do it? Investors certainly aren’t flocking back to hedge funds. Instead, the increase was driven by strong performance. The average hedge fund rose nearly 10% in the first half, according to most industry indices, more than offsetting the slowing withdrawals from hedge funds.
Investors yanked $42.8 billion from hedge funds, less than half the $103 billion redeemed in the first quarter and less than one-third of the record $152 billion pulled in the fourth quarter of last year. Fund of hedge funds clients withdrew $33 billion in the quarter; funds of funds now manage $530 billion.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...