Brazilian Hedge Funds Lure $19.7 Billion This Year: Week Ahead

Bloomberg – Brazilian hedge funds are luring more money than any type of investment pool in the country after record withdrawals last year, offering returns four times the yield from certificates of deposit.

Local hedge funds attracted a net 33.7 billion reais ($19.7 billion) this year through Oct. 15 after posting 54.6 billion reais in redemptions in 2008, preliminary data from the National Association of Investment Banks’ Web site show. Third-quarter inflows surged to 36.3 billion reais, according to the data, which are scheduled to be revised and re-published today by the association known as Anbid.

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