Record amounts pouring into hedge funds

Hedge fund investors added a record net inflow of US$26.8 billion to hedge funds in the fourth quarter, according to Tass Research.

“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

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