Research

17 Jan
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Hedge Fund Redemptions Top $100 Billion for 2016

Hedge fund assets remained above $3 trillion to end 2016, despite redemptions of over $100 billion, according to eVestment's Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report for December, Q4 and Year-End 2016. December marked the sixth month of outflows in the last seven and resulted in Q4 being the largest quarterly outflow from the industry since Q1 2009, [...]
11 Jan
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Did Investors Miss the Boat on Hedge Funds in 2016?

For 2016, the hedge fund industry returned +5.34%, according to the just-released eVestment December and Year-End 2016 Hedge Fund Performance Report. This is a significant rebound following a -0.72% aggregate return in 2015, which set the stage for investors during 2016 – unhappy with returns and chafing at hedge fund fees – to remove more [...]
04 Jan
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Top Hedge Funds Appear Insulated from Many World Events

Risk is an inherent part of investing. And major global, national and financial events can quickly turn a solid risk model on its ear. For hedge fund investors, eVestment’s January 2017 Hedge Fund Exposure & Tail Risk Report seeks to quantify how events similar to major recent historical events might impact top hedge funds today. [...]
21 Dec
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Hedge Fund Outflows Continue, Small Funds Beat Big

Event-driven hedge funds were one of several bright spots in hedge fund asset flow trends in November as investors catch on to these funds’ strong performance, according to the just-released eVestment November 2016 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. After enduring negative investor sentiment for nearly two years, yet outperforming most other strategies during 2016, event-driven [...]
15 Dec
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Did Stock Pickers Anticipate a Big AT&T Move?

Telecommunications company AT&T jumped onto the list of the top 20 stocks owned by institutional investors in 3Q (at No. 15), prior to the October announcement that the company would acquire Time Warner, according to the just-released eVestment 3Q 2016 Institutional Stock Ownership Report. This jump might indicate that some stock pickers saw big things [...]
09 Dec
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US Election Benefits Activist Hedge Funds in November

While investors continue to pull money from hedge funds, the industry is offering performance that may cause some investors to regret those decisions. Hedge funds turned in a positive 0.55% performance in November, according to the just-released November 2016 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report, bringing year-to-date (YTD) performance to +4.46%. While that overall industry average [...]
07 Dec
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Institutional Asset Management Biz Snaps Outflow Trend

The institutional asset management industry reported net inflows of $19.7 billion in 3Q 2016 after 11 consecutive quarters of net outflows from the industry. Several trends and topics in the industry, including reaction to the BREXIT vote, interest in ESG investing and active vs. passive investment strategies, are beginning to move the needle on investment [...]
22 Nov
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October Sees More Hedge Fund Asset Outflows

The breadth of hedge fund asset outflows in October was the industries’ largest in 2016, with 61% of reporting funds seeing net outflows for the month, according to the just-released eVestment October 2016 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. October’s -$14.2 billion outflow marked the fourth month of redemptions in the last five, with year to [...]
08 Nov
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Hedge Fund Performance Dips Negative In October

At -0.76%, hedge fund performance in October was the hedge fund industry’s first aggregate decline since January, according to the just-released October 2016 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report. This negative aggregate return ends an eight-month string of positive aggregate returns for the industry. Year-to-date (YTD) performance is still positive, at +3.70%, but that slight monthly [...]
26 Oct
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Hedge Funds Continue to See Asset Outflows

Investors redeemed an estimated $10.3 billion from hedge funds in September, bringing Q3 redemptions to $29.2 billion, a level not seen since Q1 2009, according to the just-released September 2016 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. More than half (55%) of products experienced outflows and YTD outflows stand at $59.9 billion. The level of industry redemptions [...]