Sunday, August 10, 2008


Flows into Hedge Funds and Flows into Mutual Funds

The topical study from the August 2008 issue of The Hedge Fund Flow Report. Gain insight into industry trends and hedge fund asset flows before you make your next important decision.

Is there any relationship between flows into hedge funds and flows into mutual funds?

Intuitively, the two variables seem related. Investors could be moving assets from mutual funds to higher performance hedge funds, causing a negative correlation between flows into hedge funds and mutual funds. On the other hand, hedge funds might invest some of their assets into mutual funds, causing a positive correlation between hedge fund and mutual fund flows.

We studied monthly flows into hedge funds and equity mutual funds since January 2000, scaling flows by total assets to adjust for asset values rising over time. Our two-variable regression measured whether flows into hedge funds influenced flows into mutual funds.

Flows into hedge funds seem to explain . .

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From the August 2008 issue of The Hedge Fund Flow Report. The Hedge Fund Flow Report combines the accuracy of the BarclayHedge database with the analytical insight of TrimTabs Investment Research. The report is generated by TrimTabs Investment Research using the most current data on thousands of hedge funds. An annual subscription includes 12 monthly updates as well as a spreadsheet containing historical flow aggregates by category.

To download a free sample of the entire TrimTabs Hedge Fund Flow Report, simply fill out this short request form.

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