Publicly-traded hedge fund giant Man Group’s funds under management have soared to a record high, powered by a mix of bumper returns across its strategies and renewed investor inflows – helping swell the London-headquartered firm’s profits during the first half of 2021.
Results & performance
Investors withdrew USD10.99 billion from the global hedge fund business in June, the second month this year net flows for the business were negative, according to the just-released eVestment June 2021 Hedge Fund Asset Flows Report.
Growing numbers of investors are turning to hedge funds to protect their portfolios in the face of inflationary fears, with total industry capital swelling to almost USD4 trillion and more allocators set to tilt towards alternative assets, new research shows.
Australian investors are showing an increased interest in hedge funds after the sector demonstrated its robustness during the pandemic, and are now seeing how they could provide opportunities for protection against the spectre of inflation.
The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has set a new all time record in Dry Freight, achieving a 42 per cent uplift in volume for the first half of 2021.
The European Energy Exchange (EEX) continues to register strong market interest and growth in its Japanese Power Derivatives products. From January until June 2021, a volume of 3,519 GWh was traded in Japanese Power Future contracts. This is more than five times the volume traded in the last year since launch (May – December 2020: 587 GWh).
The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has reported significant growth in its European Emissions markets in the first half of 2021.
Last month, most carbon markets experienced strong performance, with the EUA market rising 9 per cent and the CCA and RGGI markets gaining 10.8 per cent and 7.5 per cent respectively while the newly launched UK carbon market lost 4 per cent in June after making a strong debut in May.
Brazilian hedge funds provide safe haven for domestic investors amid political and macroeconomic uncertainty, says Preqin
Brazilian hedge funds are providing attractive risk-adjusted return for domestic investors, with a 23.38 per cent one-year return, according to research published by Preqin, the global leader in alternative assets data, tools and insights.
The global hedge fund business returned +0.18 per cent in June, bringing year to date (YTD) performance for the industry to +9.22 per cent, the best first half performance since 2009, according to the just-released eVestment June 2021 hedge fund performance data.