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Hedge Funds Eke Out a 9th Consecutive Month of Gains with a 0.07% Return in July

Emerging Markets in Asia and Latin America Hammered by Global Uncertainty

The hedge fund industry tallied its 9th straight month of gains in July with an overall return of 0.07%, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. By comparison, the S&P 500 Total Return Index gained 2.38% in July. For the year to date interval, the Barclay Hedge Fund Index was up 8.95% as of the close of July versus 17.99% for the S&P 500 Total Return Index.…

Growth in Hedge Fund Assets Accelerates as Net Inflows Leap Nearly 55% Month-over-Month

CTAs March on to Seventh-Straight Month of Positive Net Flows with $3.3 Billion Pickup in May

Investors poured another $36 billion into hedge funds in May, adding nearly a percentage point of growth to industry assets. May marked the third consecutive period of net inflows in what appears to be an accelerating trend. The Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions, shows $19.1 billion in net inflows in March, a 22% jump in April ($23.3 billion) followed by a nearly 55% leap in May.…

Uncertainty Begins to Cloud Brightening Economic Narrative; Barclay CTA Index Sheds -0.18% in June but Up 4.69% YTD

Rocked by Both Washington and Beijing, Crypto Rout Continues: Down Another -7.35% in June

Managed futures funds reversed course in June losing -0.18% following four consecutive months in the black, according to the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. The year-to-date picture remained positive, however, with CTAs up 4.69% cumulatively through June.…

Reports of the Death of the Tech Bull-Run Exaggerated; BarclayHedge Index Compounded Return of 8.95% YTD

Every Subsector of the Hedge Fund Industry in the Black through June 2021, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

The hedge fund industry continued its winning ways in June, returning +0.88% on the month, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. This marks the eighth consecutive month of positive results for hedge funds. On a year-to-date basis, the Barclay Hedge Fund Index shows a compounded return of +8.99%.…

Hedge Fund Assets Grow Nearly 40% YoY After Posting $23.3 Billion in April Net Inflows

All CTA Sectors Grow YoY; Industry Assets Up Nearly 19% Since April 2020

Net Inflows of $23.3 billion in April signaled a continued vote of investor confidence in the hedge fund industry. This result represented an increase in industry AUM of .6% on the month and built momentum on the previous month’s $19.1 billion increase in hedge fund assets, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. Industry trading profits exceeded $55.5 billion in April and carried the industry’s aggregate AUM figure past the $4.18 trillion mark.…

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