Preqin Quarterly Update: Hedge Funds, Q3 2016

Amid a turbulent political backdrop, which has seen an increase in the proportion of new hedge funds launched in North America at the expense of Europe, the third quarter of 2016 marked seven consecutive months of positive returns for the overall hedge fund industry, which may go some way towards alleviating investors' concerns over fees and performance. Despite notable high-profile withdrawals from the asset class, there are some large investors planning to increase their allocation to hedge funds over the longer term. There were 118 hedge funds launched in Q3, but the prevalence of equity strategies funds is in steady decline as fund managers continue to lose confidence in the strategy.

  • 19/10/2016
  • HF

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