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BarclayHedge report reveals hedge fund industry amassed $7.2bn in February

BBR Staff Writer Published 09 April 2015

The hedge fund industry took in $7.2bn representing 0.3% of assets in February, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research.

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BarclayHedge president and founder Sol Waksman said: "The redemptions of $4.1 billion in the first two months of this year stand in dramatic contrast to the inflow of $31.6 billion in the same period last year.

"In the past 12 months, hedge funds added $39.2 billion, down 57% from $91.4 billion in the previous twelve-month span."

BarclayHedge's estimate based on data from 3,600 funds revealed that during February, hedge fund industry assets edged up to $2.49tn compared $2.47tn in January.

The industry achieved 2.2% in February, the monthly TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Hedge Fund Flow Report noted.

According to the new TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Hedge Fund Sentiment survey, optimism on stocks in the US declined to a six-month low in March, while bearishness increased in 14 months.

Hedge fund data vendor BarclayHedge was originally a research specialist and performance measurement firm and has developed complete client services as a publisher, database and software provider, and industry consultant.

Independent research service TrimTabs Investment Research publishes detailed daily coverage of US stock market liquidity including mutual fund flows and exchange-traded fund flows.

Image: Hedge fund industry assets in February edged up to $2.49tr. Photo: courtesy of Pong/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net