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Hedge funds (excluding CTAs) average returns of 6%+ in 2012: hedge fund news, week 3

Monday, January 21, 2013

In the week-ending January 18, 2013, it was reported that Skanska group’s Jonas Granholm and managing director Gustav Lundeborg had teamed up with former Skanska CFO Hans Biörck to launch a hedge fund; former SAC Capital portfolio manager Charles Simonian said he would start a long-short equity hedge fund called Trove Capital Management; former Soros Fund Management and SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager Aaron Cowen raised $165m for the launch of Suvretta Capital; reports said that Palisade Capital Management had launched a long/short equity fund to be managed by hedge fund veteran Paul Flather; Brevan Howard co-founder Chris Rokos launched a family office; Paul Green left Trilogy Financial Partners and set up a long/short credit fund; and Morgan Stanley partnered with Quantitative Investment Management to launch a new UCITS fund.

Tim Flannery said he would close down Copia Capital because of poor performance and investor redemptions, but would restart a new fund in March; Andrew Rowe, head of commodity hedge fund SandRidge Capital announced he would retire and close down the fund despite an 11% gain last year; and China’s second largest asset manager, E Fund, closed its emerging markets hedge funds due to poor returns and dwindling assets.

The Bloomberg Hedge Funds Aggregate index was up 0.6% in December (+6.7% YTD); The HFRX Indices saw the Global Absolute Return index ......................

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