Hedge Fund Research – Sept 2017 Asset Flows Report

Macro and Managed Futures Faced Redemptions Pressures to End Q3

Investors withdrew an estimated $2.50 billion from hedge funds in September. Net flow for Q3 2017 was positive $12.51 billion, and YTD flows for the industry are $35.08 billion. Performance gains offset redemption pressures lifting total industry AUM to another new all-time high.

Key findings from this report include:

  • Redemption pressures were elevated to end Q3, but outflows were not excessive.
  • Recent performance losses appear to have impacted macro fund flows in September.
  • Sentiment toward managed futures strategies appears to be firmly negative to end Q3.

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