Record amounts pouring into hedge funds

“The fourth quarter capped off the best year ever for the global hedge fund industry, capturing net inflows of $72.2 billion,” said Tass Research, which now estimates the size of the industry at $750 billion.

Tass added that for the second quarter in a row the three most popular strategies in net asset inflows were long/short equity, event driven and global macro. These accounted for, respectively, $6.2 billion, $5.9 billion and $3.3 billion of inflows. For the full year, long/short equity st