Surveys & research

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.

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Proprietary trading firms show increasing appetite for new emerging markets in 2021, says Avelacom survey

Proprietary trading firms show increasing appetite for new emerging markets in 2021, says Avelacom survey

A survey by Market Intelligence specialists, Acuiti, commissioned by Avelacom, a global connectivity and IT infrastructure provider for the financial services industry, has found that in their efforts to stabilise trading revenues, proprietary trading firms are overwhelmingly interested in trading new emerging markets.

FUND PERFORMANCE

Hedge fund strategies soar: Industry enjoys biggest annual return since Global Financial Crisis, as managers weather 2020 storm with double-digit surge

Hedge fund strategies soar: Industry enjoys biggest annual return since Global Financial Crisis, as managers weather 2020 storm with double-digit surge

Hedge funds weathered the political, social and economic shocks brought about by the global pandemic and frequent bursts of soaring volatility to score a near-12 per cent return last year – their best since 2009 – outperforming both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and FTSE 100, new data from Hedge Fund Research shows.