FUND FLOWS

Hedge fund asset volumes are setting new records, as uncorrelated gains draw more investor money

Hedge fund asset volumes are setting new records, as uncorrelated gains draw more investor money

Total global hedge fund assets under management have mushroomed to a record USD3.6 trillion, thanks to defensive outperformance and opportunistic gains during 2020’s upheaval – though the biggest firms continue to take the lion’s share of investor capital as smaller names are squeezed.

OUTLOOK

JP Morgan Asset Management forecasts “rich environment” for hedge funds as ‘megatrends’ take centre-stage

JP Morgan Asset Management forecasts “rich environment” for hedge funds as ‘megatrends’ take centre-stage

The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is set to unlock global “megatrends” this year, including consumer and corporate technology, healthcare, and sustainability themes – and hedge fund investors can expect a “rich environment for growth”, a major new study by JP Morgan Asset Management suggests.

FUND PERFORMANCE

Trend-following hedge fund specialist Metori Capital scores double-digit gain amid 2020’s upheaval

Trend-following hedge fund specialist Metori Capital scores double-digit gain amid 2020’s upheaval

Paris-based systematic CTA specialist Metori Capital’s Lyxor Epsilon Global Trend Fund is building long positions across US and UK fixed income, US and Japanese equities, and in the euro at the start of 2021, having generated a strong annual double-digit gain last year amid extreme market conditions and record volatility.