Hedge Funds to attract at Least $90 Billion to $110 Billion in 2015 According to eVestment 2015 Outlook Report

ATLANTA--()--Hedge funds should be poised for another strong year in 2015, attracting at least $90 billion to $110 billion in new assets during the year, according to eVestment’s 2015 Hedge Fund Industry Outlook. The report offers predictions of hedge fund trends for the new year based on eVestment’s global hedge fund database, one of the most comprehensive databases of hedge fund research and information in the world.

A few key points from the report include:

  • Barring a large and unexpected global or financial event, hedge funds should see at least between $90 billion and $110 billion of new asset flows in 2015, keeping hedge fund industry AUM above $3 trillion, a milestone the industry passed in mid 2014.
  • Institutional investors seeking to gain alternative exposures to traditional equity and fixed income markets will be a big driver of 2015 hedge fund asset flows.
  • eVestment predicts continued flows into equity focused strategies, although those flows will likely be below the 8.6% growth rate ($78 billion) YTD seen in 2014.
  • Credit strategies will likely see growth similar to that of 2014, which is below its accelerated growth period of 2012-2013.
  • Multi-strategy hedge funds appear headed for another good year in 2015, with flows that may surpass the $48 billion YTD they saw in 2014 as their diversity makes them a natural preference for long-term institutional assets coming from traditional strategies.
  • Macro and managed futures fund flows will likely continue to lag other major market segments with continued consolidation of AUM among the most institutional tailored strategies and further winnowing among small to mid-size systematic funds.

To download the full report, please click here.

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