Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report – March 2018

Investor Net Flows Turn Negative After Recent Losses

Investor flows accounted for a net redemption of an estimated $9.45 billion from hedge funds in March. The bulk of outflows were linked to segments which experienced elevated losses in February. Allocations in Q1 2018 remained positive at $14.33 billion, the largest quarterly inflow since Q2 2015.

Key findings from this report include:

  • Investors redeemed an estimated net $9.45 billion from hedge funds in March. Q1 inflows of $14.33 billion are the highest quarterly inflow since Q2 2015.
  • Elevated managed futures outflows reflected the gravity of recent performance losses.
  • Macro flows shifted negative in March, but underlying metrics remain positive.

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