There’s been so many words written about the redemptions and outflows of Hedge funds over the past week (here, here, and here), we didn’t think it was necessary to add ours. Then, Preqin released the money flows of Hedge Funds as well as Managed Futures (CTAs) thus far in 2016, and we simply couldn’t resist.
Meanwhile, CTA funds that use futures contracts boosted assets under management by 11% with inflows of $17 billion.
For the sake of consistency, we’re using Preqin’s numbers, while there were other databases reporting slightly more and slightly less. What we found particularly interesting wasn’t even the striking difference of money flows in Managed Futures compared to their cousin, Hedge Funds, but how much more money Managed Futures could be seeing the rest of 2016.
Say what you want about underperformance, fees, and saturation, but it seems to us that investors are smart enough to see the forest (Managed Futures) for the trees (Hedge Funds).