• Hedge fund asset growth barely misses double digits for year

    By Christine Williamson, published on September 16, 2013 on Pensions&Investments online

    For hedge fund and funds-of-funds managers, 2013 was a better year than the last as asset growth for both types of firms was positive.

    In aggregate, assets of the 25 largest single and multistrategy hedge fund managers in Pensions & Investments' annual survey of institutionally oriented hedge fund firms grew 9.9% to $658.5 billion in the 12 months ended June 30. 

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  • Bond Funds Suffer Fifth Consecutive Month of Net Outflows, While Investors Once Again Pad the Coffers of Equity Funds

    Lipper Search Series published on October 31, 2013 http://www.lipperweb.com/

    During October investors shrugged off their concerns over the 16-day partial shutdown of the government and the brinkmanship that took the U.S. government to the edge of default—resolved only by a last-minute bipartisan agreement on Capitol Hill to fund the U.S. government through January 15 and to raise the debt ceiling through February 7. Investors breathed a sigh of relief after the fiscal disagreements hindered the Federal Reserve’s case for tapering in October, and they pushed the S&P 500 to multiple record closes during the month. 

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