Hedge funds see huge outflow of money, $210 bn

Commodity Online – Steep performance losses and record investor capital redemptions reduced the size of the hedge fund industry by $210 billion in 3Q08. This represents the largest historical quarterly decline in assets, according to data released the other day by Hedge Fund Research, (HFR), a leading source of hedge fund information and performance data.

Analysis compiled using HFR Database shows investors withdrew over $31 billion in third quarter, the largest net capital redemption in the industry’s history. At the end of the third quarter, total industry capital stood at $1.72 trillion, down from $1.93 trillion at the end of second quarter..

The third quarter withdrawals entirely offset the capital inflows into hedge funds during the first half of the year, bringing year-to-date net capital flows to a decline of $2.5 billion. The decline in industry assets also exceeds the entire amount of investor capital inflow from 2007, which was a record $194 billion.

Read Complete Article

About the HedgeCo News Team

The Hedge Fund News Team stays on top of breaking news in the Hedge Fund industry on an hourly basis. Signup to HedgeCo.Net to recieve Daily or Weekly news updates from our team.
This entry was posted in Syndicated and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.