Jan 2017 Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flows Report

Despite Outflows, 2017 Much Improved Start vs. 2016

Investors pulled another $5.2 billion from hedge funds in January 2017, according to the just-released January 2017 eVestment Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report. And while $5 billion is not insignificant, it pales in comparison to the $19.3 billion investors pulled from hedge funds in January 2016, meaning investors may be starting 2017 with a positive view of these funds following some strong 2016 performances.

Key findings from this report include:

  • The largest redemptions in January came from managed futures funds, with flows of -$3.67 billion. This brings managed futures flows for the past three months to -$13.19 billion.
  • Event driven and relative value credit funds also saw big outflows in January 2017, with flows of -$2.81 billion and -$2.69 billion respectively.
  • Multi-strategy funds had the biggest inflows among primary hedge fund strategies, with +$3.80 billion, bringing their three-month total to +$4.31 billion.

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