July 14, 2014 / 9:08 AM / 3 years ago

Investors exit hedge funds at fastest pace in six months

LONDON (Reuters) - Investors pulled out money from hedge funds in June at the fastest pace in six months, part of their twice a year adjustments to portfolios, data showed on Friday.

The SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index, which calculates monthly hedge fund subscriptions minus redemptions, fell 1.77 percent in July to 148.66 points.

The index is compiled by fund administrator SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc and is based on data provided by its fund clients, which represent about 10 percent of the assets invested in the hedge fund sector, or about $300 billion.

"Due to semi-annual redemptions, net flows were negative for the month and represent a new six-month low," said Bill Stone, chairman and chief executive officer at SS&C.

Net flows into the industry were negative despite hedge funds returns, as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index, rising to a four-month high of 1.16 percent in June, the data showed.

Reporting by Nishant Kumar; Editing by David Holmes

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