Hedge funds in Q1 2020

Data and analysis covering the first quarter of the year, including: performance, industry assets, investor searches, fund launches and more
April 2020

Report Overview

The worst returns since 2008, mixed results for big-names, industry assets down, launches and RFPs postponed – HFM’s Q1 roundup has all the key data and talking points from one of the most eventful quarters in hedge fund history:

Key takeaways

  • Three quarters of hedge funds finished Q1 in negative territory
  • Big funds limit equity losses to outperform smaller peers
  • Five of the ten best performers in Q1 were macro strategies
  • Total AuM retracts nearly $100bn in first two months of 2020
  • Focus shifts from RFPs to monitoring existing allocations
  • Early activity dissipates as managers postpone their plans
  • PwC, SS&C, and SRZ top new service provider rankings