Eurekahedge: Hedge Funds Failing To Perform In 2018 | Allaboutalpha: Alternative Investing Trends And Analysis | A Finance Blog About Private Equity, Commodities, And Other Alternative Asset Classes.
The newest Eurekahedge report says that hedge funds globally are experiencing their worst year since 2008. They are down -2.15% for 2018 to date and in the first 10 months of 2008 they were down a full 9.55%. Only a minority (roughly 47%) of hedge fund managers are in the green for 2018 YTD, and only about 8% have posted double-digit gains. The industry’s total assets under management have decreased YTD by $32.2 billion, which is a sharp contrast with the increase of AUM by $173.2 billion during the first 10 months of last year.