Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report – May 2018

Hedge Funds Flows Slightly Negative for May, Positive Year to Date 2018

After being just slightly positive in April 2018, hedge fund AUM was just slightly negative in May of this year, with investors pulling $1.59 billion from the industry during the month. Overall year-to-date fund flows are still positive, at +$12.51 billion, with overall industry AUM sitting at $3.319 trillion.

Key findings from this report include:

  • Among primary strategies, Multi-Strategy funds saw AUM increase +$2.23 billion. However, YTD 2018 flows are still negative at -$2.74 billion, following up a negative full year 2017 where Multi-Strategy fund AUM dropped -$4.11 billion.
  • Market Neutral Equity funds are having a strong year among primary strategies, with inflows of +$1.76 billion in May and YTD AUM up +$5.89 billion. These funds had a strong year last year as well, with flows at +$11.57 billion.
  • Half of Emerging Markets funds saw positive flows in May, with segment AUM up +$570 million, and more than half are positive YTD, bringing YTD Emerging Markets fund flows to +$2.22 billion and overall Emerging Markets fund AUM to $308.46 billion.

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