Hedge Fund Research – Aug 2017 Asset Flows Report

HF Assets Hit All-Time Month-End High Driven by Inflows and Returns

Investors added an estimated $13.4 billion to hedge funds in August, bringing YTD flows to $38.7
billion. Total industry AUM reached a new month-end all-time high of $3.209 trillion.

Key findings from this report include:

  • Redemption pressures fell meaningfully in August, allowing new inflow to lift AUM.Commodity funds are one segment which has consistently attracted new allocations in 2016, including both in June and July.
  • Macro funds are by far investors’ favorites in 2017 as allocations continued into August.
  • Managed futures flows flip back to positive in August, but whether managers are out of the woods is unclear.

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