The hedge fund industry continued to attract new assets in August with USD30.5 billion in inflows. August’s inflows represented 0.69 per cent of industry assets, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions.
Hedge funds are well-placed to outperform other assets classes in a potentially choppy market environment during the fourth quarter, with commodities, event driven and certain credit strategies faced with a rich opportunity set and strong upside potential as markets adjust to a post-Covid world.
Swedish asset manager Brummer & Partners’ flagship multi-strategy hedge fund vehicle edged into positive territory in September, as stock market highs earlier in the month rapidly reversed amid renewed volatility, and commodity prices surged higher.
Launched in October 2019, the tailored product managed by alternatives provider SYZ Capital, in partnership with Banca March has reached the symbolic milestone of EUR200 million of assets under management – effectively doubling in a year.
With hedge funds’ year-to-date returns rebounding back into double-digit territory, new industry data published on Monday shows how emerging markets managers are helping to galvanise the industry and fuel recent gains.
CTAs and trend-following hedge fund strategies have experienced a sluggish start to September, having had a disappointing August in what Société Générale describes as a “challenging environment” for the sector.
London-based crypto hedge fund Nickel Digital Asset Management has seen its assets soar some 260 per cent this year, as its range of cryptocurrency-focused strategies have generated gains throughout the sector’s rollercoaster ride.
Hedge funds’ narrow rise during August has driven their year-to-date returns back into double-digit territory, as equity long/short, event driven, macro and relative value managers all scored gains in the face of the Afghanistan crisis, ongoing monetary policy uncertainty, and Covid’s continued impact on markets.
Brummer Multi-Strategy ends August in red, as flagship adds financials-focused long/short hedge fund
Brummer & Partners’ flagship multi-strategy vehicle slipped into the red during August, with all but two of its underlying managers posting losses during the month. The slide comes as the Stockholm-based fund began allocating capital to Kersley Financials, a new financials-focused long/short equity strategy, on 1 September.
Hedge funds’ quarterly returns more than double as industry resurgence receives “strong vote of confidence”
Hedge funds’ returns more than doubled from Q1 to Q2, as commodities-focused managers powered ahead on the back of the spring oil price surge, and larger funds’ gains outweighed smaller funds’ performance, new analysis by hedge fund asset administrator Citco shows.