Tuesday, May 15, 2012
TrimTabs and BarclayHedge Report Hedge Funds Take in $2.3 Billion in March
New York, NY—May 9, 2012—BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry added $2.3 billion (0.1% of assets) in March, down from a $6.8 billion inflow in February and only the fourth monthly inflow since July 2011. Based on data from 3,034 funds, the March TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Hedge Fund Flow Report estimated that industry assets stood at $1.8 trillion in March, up 2.2% from $1.7 trillion in February.
In the first quarter of 2012, ended March 31, TrimTabs and BarclayHedge reported industry outflows amounted to $3.2 billion. In the same period, the industry managed a mere 5.61% gain, while the S&P 500 surged 12%. “Hedge fund industry returns continued to lag popular financial industry benchmarks,” said Charles Biderman, founder and CEO of TrimTabs.Read the entire TrimTabs Asset Flows into Hedge Funds Press Release by clicking here.
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