Hedge-Fund Investors Fearing Turmoil Turn to Algorithms: Chart

Hedge funds using mathematical models to bet across asset classes raised a net $29 billion last year, reversing a $16 billion outflow in 2014, according to data from Eurekahedge. Investors turned to algorithms as they sought to benefit from a pick-up in volatility and divergent monetary policy across the globe. Macro hedge funds, which follow economic trends to bet on stocks, bonds and currencies, raised $4.7 billion after recording $14 billion of outflows in 2014. In total, investors allocated a net $77 billion to hedge funds in 2015, 121 percent more than they did in 2014.

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