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HFR Database

Access Productive, Qualitative, and Actionable Data

From multibillion dollar hedge fund firms to emerging managers, HFR brings you performance and qualitative data on over 5,700 investment products from more than 1,650 unique firms. Research index constituents and examine the composition of HFR Indices with your subscription. Access detailed profiles across a full range of strategies and regions. These funds include:

  • Hedge funds
  • Funds of funds
  • Managed futures
  • Liquid alternative investment products

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Work With Us Directly To Access The Leading Hedge Fund Database

HFR Database is available via subscription to Accredited Investors. Talk to a hedge fund expert to explore your options and find the database set that works best for your business.

Please contact HFR for more information on pricing and subscription options.

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Why the Leading Hedge Funds Depend on HFR Databases

Access Over 5,700 Alternative Investment Products

What do you get with the HFR database? Unique and expansive visibility into the world of hedge funds.

Information on our hedge fund universe of established and emerging managers is collected directly from the fund managers or their designated agents.

Investors and Consultants

Institutional investors and investment consultants utilize HFR Database to expand their access to manager information for use in investment screening, relative performance analysis, strategy analysis, understanding HFR Indices and many other key hedge fund research tasks.

Investment Managers

Alternative investment managers harness HFR Database for understanding their strengths and weaknesses, selecting benchmarks and for researching product development opportunities.

Service Providers

Hedge fund industry service providers leverage HFR Database for enhanced visibility throughout the private hedge fund industry. This visibility can allow them to understand market potential, refine their services and complete various projects for their investor and manager clients.

Peer Group

See how your peers are doing across fields and regions. Establish an industry benchmark so that you can exceed it. Our tailored reports are targeted for your peer groups, for use on internal reports, client-facing material, and marketing collateral.

About the Database

Total Investment Products: 5,700+

Alternative Investments Covered: Hedge Funds, Funds of Funds, Managed Futures, Separate Account Composites, UCITS, U.S. Liquid Alternatives and Risk Parity funds.

Fund Reporting Interval: Monthly

Index Constituents: Current HFRI Index constituents that participate in the database are available. HFRX Index constituents are available as of the start of the prior quarter. Current HFRU Index constituents are available as well.

Works With Your Existing Software

HFR provides flexible options for utilizing the HFR Database. Research funds using our proprietary analytics, obtain integrated HFR data in leading third party software or license data downloads for use in your own applications.

Database Formats: Excel, Access and ASCII. 3rd party software compatible data versions are also available.

See our full list of HFR Database Software Partners

More Benefits: Mid-Month Reporting Data, Updated Frequently

Timely Data

HFR encourages reporting managers to report performance by the 15th of each month. By offering a secure reporting portal, we are able to continually update our database on a monthly basis, giving you timely and relevant information on the funds that interest you.

HFR moves any funds that have not updated within 6 months to the Dead Database.

Data Updates

Most HFR Database formats are updated three times per month. Each update includes fresh fund information, recently submitted by a broad spectrum of funds.

New fund data is added by HFR staff or by reporting hedge fund firms — never from a third-party. It’s how you access the gold standard in hedge fund databases.


HFR IndexScope℠ enables filtering of index constituents by strategy, sub-strategy, regional focus, asset size, performance and more. Conduct your research at your office or take it on the go with expansive mobile compatibility.

Quickly estimate index performance in advance of the official publication date each month. Research the impact of fund assets, identify constituents by firm location and examine performance dispersion.

Learn more about IndexScope

Explore our Targeted Subset Offerings

Strategy and regional focus subsets of HFR Database are available with a separate license for specialized research projects. These subsets are provided at lower cost than our flagship HFR Database product.

Field Definitions

Managers are encouraged to complete available data fields with detailed information on their fund and firm. Investors and advisers may then easily filter our database and conduct their research.

Below are the fields available in our direct database formats – Excel, Access and ASCII.

Fields available in our proprietary software and in third party software may vary from the list below. Commonly used data fields are generally integrated across our software partner network.

See the database structure

HFR Database Strategy Subsets

  • Equity Hedge
  • Event Driven
  • Relative Value
  • Macro
  • Fund of Funds
  • Blockchain
  • Risk Parity

HFR Database Regional Focus Subsets

  • Asia
  • Emerging Markets-focused Hedge Funds

* both regional subsets include related HFR Industry reports subscriptions

Other HFR Database Subsets

  • UCITS Funds
  • Diversity and New Managers

* the Diversity and New Managers subset includes the HFR Market Microstructure report as well

Connect With Us to License The HFR Database

Licenses for accessing the HFR Database are available for one year and two year periods. All licensees must qualify as “Accredited Investors” as defined in U.S. securities law.

One time downloads are also available for projects.

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