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Preqin: Hedge Fund Industry Returns To Net Inflows In 2017

2017 marked the first time the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark has seen a calendar year of positive monthly returns. Full-year performance of 11.41% for the industry – the highest level since 2013 – has improved investor confidence in the asset class, and prompted four quarters of net inflows of capital. Seventy-two percent of investors feel their hedge fund portfolios met or exceeded expectations in 2017, a reversal from the year before, in which 66% of investors thought they had under-performed. This confidence has led to net inflows of almost $50bn across the year, and has helped push industry assets...