AIMA Hedge Fund Confidence Index Q3 2021

Published: 01 October 2021

The Q3 2021 edition of the global Hedge Fund Confidence Index (HFCI) offers the latest measurement of confidence that hedge funds have in the economic prospects of their business over the next 12 months. A product of AIMA, Simmons & Simmons and Seward & Kissel, the HFCI is published at the beginning of each quarter, providing a timely snapshot of the market.

The fourth edition of the HFCI shows that the average confidence level continues to grow among hedge funds globally, although North America saw a slight dip in its confidence score compared to Q2, leading to it being overtaken as the most confident region by the UK for the first time. This edition of the HFCI also saw a significant uptick in the overall AuM of respondents, which rose from around US$1 trillion in Q2 to roughly US$1.6 trillion this time.