Hedge Fund Inflows Stayed Positive in August

While some are playing the big decline in hedge fund inflows as the story in the latest Trim Tabs figures, you could equally argue it’s a surprise the number stayed positive at all given August’s misadventures.

Hedge fund inflows in August were $8.9 billion, a 77% drop from the $39.1 billion inflow in July, according to estimates by TrimTabs Investment Research. The July inflow figure is a corrected estimate, up from the $32 billion outflow TrimTabs had estimated for the month, according to a news release. The $8.9 billion August inflow was calculated by combining an estimated $24.5 billion of hedge fund-of-funds inflows with an estimated $15.6 billion outflow from single and multistrategy hedge funds. TrimTabs uses hedge fund data from BarclayHedge.