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Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 5

Monday, February 07, 2011

A roundup of the week's hedge fund launches, closures, index performance, trends, regulatory, legal and financial events pertaining to the alternative investments industry.

Last week, we heard of fund launches from Future Capital Partners which brings the Elara Renewable Fund (EIS) and Clean Future (VCT) to market, focusing on high growth potential of the renewable energy investment sector; long/short equity funds were rolled out by Resultant Capital (a former team at Symphony Asset Management) and Courage Capital Management, which also launched a short-biased fund. We learned Nevsky Capital LLPs Martin Taylor will launch an $800m fund, Duma Capital launched a second fund (global macro), Mizuho launched Ovington Capital (multi-strategy), and Fulcrum Asset Management will tap active commodities with a new fund. Former LibertyView partners will launch HudsonView (market neutral), and HedgeForward announced the launch of a CTA focused on OTC foreign exchange markets.

BNY Mellon Asset Management launched a European absolute return fund, Man Group unveiled a hedge fund-linked ETF, Aberdeen brought out onshore versions of their emerging markets and high yield bond funds, and we saw a re-launch from 36 South ('black swan fund').

Absolute Return Partners LLP launched The Global Equity Alpha Fund (UCITS III); and a slew of funds were reported to go live on platforms this quarter with CastleRock ($25m AuM -UCITS) and Sabre ($22AuM - UCITS) funds go ......................

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