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Monday, July 25, 2011

Alternative Mutual Funds Continue to See Inflows

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Alternative mutual funds continue to attract inflows even though many of these funds are underperforming the market, InvestmentNews reports.

Citing Morningstar data, the pub notes that alternative fund flows hit $14.7 billion in 2010, up from $10.8 billion in 2009 and $3.4 billion in 2008.

All told, these funds managed some $87.9 billon in total AUM as of the end of May, according to Lipper data.

As for performance, the pub reports that market-neutral equity funds gained 0.4 percent and 130/30 funds gained 0.45 percent on average, while long/short funds lost 0.23 percent, compared with the average S&P 500 index fund, which gained 3.1 percent on an annualized basis for the three-year period ended June 30.  

Edited by: Hung Tran


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