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Investors Plow Another $18.3 billion into Hedge Funds in July Pushing Industry AUM to $4.40 Trillion

Managed Futures Funds Return to Winning Ways--Pick Up $920 million in New Capital

The hedge fund industry continued adding to assets in July with $18.3 billion in inflows. July’s inflows represented 0.4% of industry assets, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. August marked the industry’s fifth consecutive month of inflows, coming on the heels of $16.6 billion in June, $36 billion in May, $23.3 billion in April and $19.1 billion in March.…

Hedge Fund Industry’s AUM Swells to a Staggering $4.32 Trillion in June

Investors diverted an additional $16.6 billion to hedge funds in June. The month’s inflows represented 0.4% of assets and continued an inflow trend that saw $36 billion in new assets in May, $23.3 billion in April and $19.1 billion in March, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions.…

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.…

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.…

Hedge Funds Post a Second Straight Month of Inflows Adding $10.5 Billion in July, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

A drop in unemployment numbers, percentage declines in Covid-19 death rates and rising equity markets buoy investors’ confidence

Hedge funds experienced a second straight month of inflows in July, bringing in $10.5 billion as the industry continued to shake off spring’s pandemic-driven redemption trend. July’s new assets built on June’s $15.1 billion in inflows.…

Hedge Fund Inflows Surge to 9-Month High of $21.5 Billion in August. Industry Assets Rise to a New Record.

FAIRFIELD, Iowa, October 16, 2018 — Hedge funds enjoyed their strongest demand in nine months in August as investors brushed off a global equities selloff, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator. Data drawn from more than 5,000 hedge funds in the BarclayHedge database estimated that the hedge fund industry (excluding CTAs) hauled in $21.5 billion (0.7% of assets) in August, reversing redemptions of $1.0 billion (-0.03% of assets) in July. Industry assets rose to an all-time high of $3.07 trillion for the month. Investors bought hedge funds in August despite declines in global equities markets and continuing trade disputes, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator, a monthly big-picture report on the health of the alternative investments industry. “Heavy buying of hedge funds in August accompanied encouraging fundamentals in the U.S., where economic growth kept marching upward,” said Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. “The picture was less positive worldwide, however, as equity indexes sold off in Europe, Asia and the Emerging Markets in August amid trade anxieties and worrisome developments in Turkey’s currency and Italy’s government debt.” Waksman noted that strong August inflows marked a significant departure from the first seven months of 2018, when hedge fund inflows averaged $2.9 billion (0.1% of assets). At the sector level, fixed-income hedge funds saw the biggest inflows in the trailing 12-months ending in August, adding $38.3 billion (7.8% of assets). Equity Market Neutral funds attracted the strongest 12-month inflows as a percentage of assets ($15.9 billion, 20.2% of assets). At the regional level, hedge funds based in the U.S., the U.K., and their respective offshore islands saw the strongest inflows in August. Investors plowed $28.8 billion (1.8% of assets) into U.S. funds and $3.8 billion (0.6% of assets) into U.K. funds. “Otherwise, regional hedge fund demand reflected the global equities selloff in August,” Waksman said. Continental Europe funds had the biggest August outflows at $3.2 billion (-0.4% of assets), while China/Hong Kong funds shed $290 million (-0.5% of assets) and Latin America funds redeemed $270 million (-1.7% of assets). In the managed futures sector, outflows from Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) funds fell to $150 million (0.04% of assets) in August, improving on July’s losses, which hit a 19-month high of $2.4 billion (-0.6% of assets). “CTA redemptions slowed substantially in August as oil prices rebounded and the U.S. dollar rally leveled off,” Waksman said. CTA assets dipped 0.4% to $356.0 billion in August, a fresh year-to-date low. The Barclay Fund Flow Indicator is published monthly, with comprehensive results available here. About BarclayHedge Sol Waksman is an experienced media source, providing perspectives on hedge fund and managed futures trends. For more commentary or background, call 641-472-3456 or email swaksman@barclayhedge.com. BarclayHedge is the global leader in providing independent, research-based information services to the alternative investment industry. Founded in 1985, Barclay currently maintains data on more than 6,900 hedge funds, funds of funds, and CTAs. No one has been in the business of collecting alternative investment data longer than BarclayHedge. Institutional investors, brokerage firms, and private banks worldwide utilize BarclayHedge indices as performance benchmarks for the hedge fund and managed futures industries. MEDIA CONTACT: Sol Waksman BarclayHedge, Ltd. (641) 472-3456 swaksman@barclayhedge.com…

TrimTabs and BarclayHedge Report Hedge Funds Add $950 Million in April after Shedding $750 Million in March. Hedge Fund Industry Outperforms S&P 500 in April

“Investors have been showing less interest in hedge funds even though the industry’s performance has improved lately," said Sol Waksman, president and founder of BarclayHedge. “Hedge funds redeemed $13.8 billion in the first four months of 2015, a strong turnabout from the same period last year, when they hauled in $65.6 billion.”…

TrimTabs and BarclayHedge Report Hedge Funds Lose $850 Million in March and Redeem $34.6 Billion in Past Six Months, Biggest Consecutive Quarterly Outflow Since 2009. Industry Outperforms S&P 500 in

“Redemptions from hedge funds totaled $34.6 billion over the past six months, the largest consecutive quarterly outflow since June 2009,” said Sol Waksman, president and founder of BarclayHedge. “Hedge funds redeemed $15.1 billion (0.6% of assets) in Q1 2015, a striking contrast from Q1 2014, when they hauled in $42.6 billion (1.8% of assets).”…

TrimTabs and BarclayHedge Report Hedge Funds Add $7.2 Billion in February; Rebounding from Outflow of $11.2 Billion in January. Industry Returns Hit Two-Year High but Lag S&P 500

“The redemptions of $4.1 billion in the first two months of this year stand in dramatic contrast to the inflow of $31.6 billion in the same period last year,” said Sol Waksman, president and founder of BarclayHedge. “In the past 12 months, hedge funds added $39.2 billion, down 57% from $91.4 billion in the previous twelve-month span.”…

TrimTabs and BarclayHedge Report Hedge Funds Receive Meager $817 Million in March

“The hedge fund industry continues to struggle with performance relative to the S&P 500,” said Sol Waksman, president and founder of BarclayHedge. “The industry delivered a return of 1.1% in March, less than one-third of the S&P 500’s 3.6% rise. Although hedge funds delivered positive returns in 10 of the past 12 months, they trailed the S&P 500 by 450 basis points."…

TrimTabs and BarclayHedge Report Hedge Funds Redeem $7.4 Billion in July 2012; Assets Down 23.2% Since Peak

“We've seen a notable reversal in hedge fund industry fortunes during the past year,” said Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. “The industry experienced outflows in seven of the 12 months from August 2011 to July 2012, losing a net $29.3 billion. From August 2010 to July 2011, the industry gained $96.2 billion with inflows in 10 out of 12 months.”…

TrimTabs and BarclayHedge Report Hedge Funds Take in Lackluster $852 Million in May 2012. Hedge Fund Industry's May Performance Better than S&P 500 for 2nd Month in a Row But Still On Loss Side

“The small inflows of May did not really buck the larger hedge fund industry trend of meager returns, flat asset growth, and net outflows over the past year,” said Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. Outflows from the industry totaled $18.8 billion from June 2011 to May 2012, compared to inflows of $96.2 billion for the previous 12 months while assets hovered around $1.7 trillion for the past nine months.…

TrimTabs and BarclayHedge Report Hedge Funds Redeemed $5.1 Billion in April 2012. More than $12.7 Billion Flowed out of Hedge Fund Industry in 12 Months Ending April

TrimTabs and BarclayHedge reported that more than $12.7 billion flowed out of the hedge fund industry between May 2011 and April 2012. There were net outflows in six of the 12 months. “That’s a sharp contrast from the previous 12 months, when the industry saw a net inflow of $90.7 billion and just three monthly outflows,” said Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.…

TrimTabs and BarclayHedge Report Hedge Funds Take in $2.3 Billion in March. In 2012's First Quarter; Hedge Funds Had $3.2 Billion in Outflows and Under performed the S&P 500

In the first quarter of 2012, ended March 31, TrimTabs and BarclayHedge reported industry outflows amounted to $3.2 billion.  In the same period, the industry managed a mere 5.61% gain, while the S&P 500 surged 12%.  “Hedge fund industry returns continued to lag popular financial industry benchmarks,” said Charles Biderman, founder and CEO of TrimTabs.…

Hedge Funds Redeem $15.2 Billion in January; Highest Outflow Since July 2009; Funds Return 3.2% in January but Under perform S&P 500. Hedge Fund Managers Bullish on S&P 500 in February; According to

“Hedge funds managed a 3.1% return in January after posting losses in seven out of the last eight months of 2011,” said Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge.  The benchmark S&P 500 Index returned 4.2% in January after outperforming the hedge fund industry for all of 2011.…

Hedge Fund Redemptions More than Triple in October; Assets Fall for Third Consecutive Month. Hedge Fund Managers Less Bearish on S&P 500. Most Feel Euro Will Survive, But Expect Value to Fall Through

“Investors seem to have lost patience with lackluster hedge fund returns,” says Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge. The Barclay Hedge Fund Index did rise 3.5% in October, bouncing back from five straight monthly declines. Assets are at their lowest since January 2010.…

Hedge Funds Pull in $6.1 Billion in August, Seventh Inflow in Eight Months. Fixed Income Hedge Funds Boast Best Returns and Heaviest Inflows

“Recent inflows might owe in part to excellent relative performance,” says Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge.  “While the S&P 500 plunged 10.6% in the four months ended August, the Barclay Hedge Fund Index decreased only 5.6%.  Additionally, our preliminary data for September reveals that hedge funds outperformed the S&P 500 by more than a 2:1 margin again last month.”…

Hedge Fund Managers Turn Very Bearish on U.S. Equities, According to Survey. Bearish Sentiment on S&P 500 Soars to 42% in August from 27% in July. Hedge Fund Managers Downbeat on Economy. More Than Ha

“This reversal to extremely bearish from markedly bullish is striking,” says Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge.  “Especially sour moods probably owe in part to the recent crash in the S&P 500, which plunged 16.8% between July 22 and August 8.  Additionally, on August 9, the Fed announced it feels downside risks to the economic outlook have increased so much that it plans to keep the policy rate at exceptionally low levels until the middle of 2013.”…

Hedge Funds Pull in $3.8 Billion in June, Sixth Straight Inflow, and Rake in $73.0 Billion in First Half of 2011. Fixed Income Hedge Funds Post 13 Inflows in Past 14 Months and Turn in Second-Best P

“Investors were very kind to hedge funds in the first half of the year,” says Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge.  “The industry raked in $73.0 billion (4.0% of assets), which goes down as the heaviest first-half inflow since 2007.  But we wonder if strong inflows will persist through the remainder of the year in light of the recent bloodbath in equities.”…

Hedge Fund Managers Turn Bullish on U.S. Equities. According to Survey, 43% of Managers Bullish on S&P 500 while 27% Bearish. Managers Remain Especially Bearish on U.S. Treasuries; Feel Gold is Overb

“This reversal is striking,” says Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge.  “Hedge fund managers were meaningfully bullish on domestic stocks in only one month in the first half of the year.  Our research shows that hedge fund sentiment is a decent leading indicator, so the shift could help support stock prices in the near term.”…

Hedge Funds Take in $8.1 Billion in May, Fifth Straight Inflow. Year-to-Date Inflow of $75.0 Billion Marks Heaviest since 2007. CTAs and Funds of Funds Take in Money Despite Poor Performance. Multi-St

“Hedge fund investors have been pouring money into funds,” explains Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge.  “The industry hauled in $75.0 billion in the first five months of 2011, which marks the heaviest such inflow since 2007.  Performance, however, has hardly been stellar.  The Barclay Hedge Fund Index shows a year-to-date return of just 2.1% through May, and many managers are in the red for the year.”…

Hedge Fund Managers Turn Bearish on U.S. Equities, According to Survey. 38% of Managers Bearish on S&P 500, while Only 27% Bullish. Managers Turn Especially Bearish on U.S. Treasuries. Most Do Not E

“Downbeat views on domestic stocks characterized the first half of 2011,” says Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge.  “Hedge fund managers were net bearish on the S&P 500 in four of the first six months of the year.  The grim mood coincides with weak performance.  The Barclay Hedge Fund Index shows a year-to-date return of just 1.8% after increasing 10.9% in 2010.”…

Hedge Fund Industry Posts Heavy Inflow of $17.5 Billion in April 2011; Industry Assets Increase to $1.8 Trillion, Highest Level Since October 2008; Hedge Fund Managers Turn Neutral on U.S. Equities, S

“Flows are doubtless following performance,” says Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge.  “The Barclay Hedge Fund Index posted a positive return in each of the eight months ended April, and investors of all stripes are prone to chase a winning streak.”…

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