Hedge Fund Focus: January 13, 2017

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  • Pensions & Investments found that redemptions in 2016 increased 81 percent from the previous year, totaling $10.3B compared with $5.7B in 2015. The publication also pointed out that institutional investors are cutting underperforming managers quicker. Those investors representing the biggest recalls last year include NYCERS, Illinois State Board of Investment and New Jersey Division of Investment. EurekaHedge also found industry assets down, but by much more, $21.8B last year as a result of redemptions of $43.4B. In contrast, the industry brought in $108.7B in 2015
  • According to new data from Credit Suisse, long-short strategies, which represent the biggest category in the industry, have the lowest number of short positions on record. Those in the know say the move is to “avoid getting singed in a hot market”

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