Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report – December 2017

December Redemption Pressures Were Lightest Year-End Since 2010

Investors removed an estimated $8.35 billion from hedge funds in December, a month which has historically seen the largest redemption pressure of the year. Net flows into the industry for the year ended at $30.30 billion, and total industry AUM ended 2017 at its highest level on record

Key findings from this report include:

  • This December outflow should be viewed as a positive for the industry.
  • Redemptions in December were more concentrated than any other month in 2017.
  • Investors aggressively allocated to alternative equity strategies in 2017, historically not a good sign for equity markets.

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