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European hedge fund inflows increase in 2016

Net sales of alternative investment funds, which comprise hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and other less liquid investment funds, increased from €148bn in 2015 to €184bn in 2016.

Though Ucits funds attracted €91bn more money than their AIF-counterparts, net sales halved compared to 2015, Efama reported. The fall in Ucits sales was due to a strong decrease in appetite for multi-asset funds and (European) equity funds.

The popularity of hedge funds in Europe stands in strong contrast with the situation in the rest of the world: globally, hedge funds recorded their largest net outflows since 2009 last year, according to a recent report by Hedge Fund Resesarch.

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