Investors added an estimated $13.4 billion to hedge funds in August, bringing in more money than was spent, which leading total AUM to $3.2 trillion.
Broken down by region, Europe-domiciled fund flows banked consistent positive returns in the past five months.
According to eVestment data European funds benefitted from a significant drop off in redemption pressures, allowing new inflow to lift AUM.
Total European hedge fund AUM reached $248.89 billion in August, compared to $926.82 billion in the US and $100.22 billion in Asia.
In its report, eVestment said: “While the year has mostly been positive for flows, and universally positive for returns, at least at the aggregate, asset-weighted level, some concern lingers from under performing segments that house many large products.”
“September will be a telling month for the remainder of the year, but for now industry participants should feel good, providing they are among the remaining.”