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Hedge Funds Lose $1.9bn in April, says BarclayHedge

(Hedgeweek) Hedge fund investors turned cautious in April 2018, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator, even as the equities markets rebounded and volatility began to calm down. Industry assets levelled off at an all-time high of USD3.0 trillion. Data drawn from more than 5,000 hedge funds in the BarclayHedge database estimated that the hedge fund industry (excluding CTAs) redeemed USD1.9 billion (0.1 per cent of assets) in April, the first net outflow of 2018 and a turnabout from inflows of USD6.1 billion (0.2 per cent of assets) in March. Industry assets climbed 3.3 per cent year-to-date and surged 22.5 per cent over the trailing 12 months, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator, a monthly big-picture report on the health of the alternative investments industry.

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