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Managed Futures Funds Suddenly Back in Vogue and in the Money

The hedge fund industry was unable to build much momentum on January’s net inflows. February saw broad trading losses and redemptions that collectively led to marginal net outflows of -$3.19 billion and a reduction in industry assets of -0.07%. Nevertheless, BarclayHedge’s model indicated an increase in industry AUM to $5.04 trillion—a result driven by a significant number of funds coming online in the first months of the year.

However, things looked very different in managed futures funds’ corner of the world in February. CTAs swung back to net inflows with net inflows totaling +$2.93 billion, increasing industry assets by nearly a percentage point. Moreover, industry inflows were buoyed by increasing interest in all four CTA subsectors.

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