Hedge funds saw inflows of money in Q1 of this year reaching USD19.8bn, the biggest since Q2 of 2015, according to data provider HFR. Almost USD13bn of the money invested got into event-driven hedge funds, mainly into special situation funds and distressed assets. Kenneth J Heinz, president of HFR, said institutional investors are likely to continue increasing their commitment to funds that combine effective capital preservation with managers offering opportunistic exposure to interest rate and inflation trends. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index showed that record net inflow of money occurred despite hedge funds ending Q1 of this year 0.8% down, but outperforming the S&P index, which declined 4.6%.
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