Originally published by Institutional Investor Securities Blog.
Bloomberg reports that in the 12 months ending in March 2016, funds of hedge funds lost over $100M due to poor performance and outflows. The figures come from eVestment, a research firm that examined data from over 2,500 funds.
According to eVestment’s report, over those four quarters hedge fund clients withdrew $50.3B, whiles managers reported $51.5B in investment losses. Assets in the hedge fund sector dwindled 11% to $841.6B. They have not been that low since June ’09.
Funds of funds invest in hedge fund portfolios. They used to be the largest single investor of these funds and at one point were accountable for nearly 50% of assets. Now they comprise just 28%, reports eVestment. Returns for funds of funds have not improved this year so to date.
Known investors that have begun to pull out significant money from hedge funds include the New York city pension plan, American International Group (AIG)MetLife (MET), and others. The New York Times reports that Larry Robbins of Glenview Capital Management and William Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management, two of the most well-known hedge fund managers, have lost money consistently. Viking
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