May Was a Great Month for Hedge Funds

June 27, 2019 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News


The Barclay Fund Flow Indicator suggests that money flowed into hedge funds during the month of May, to the tune of $4 billion. The trend was attributed to improved health in equity markets and a growing US economy. Total assets in hedge funds are at an historic high, valued collectively at $3 trillion.


May’s upward climb reversed April’s hedge fund decline of about $1.9 billion in redemptions. Assets in the industry grew by 3.5% year-to-date, and did even better over the last 12 months, with a 17.6% climb.


“For all the stress over trade and volatility in May, hedge fund investors noted that US economic fundamentals improved amid strengthening corporate earnings, low inflation pressures, and the prospect of mild upticks in interest rates,” said Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge

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