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Former mega hedge fund Stark Investments liquidates while fund closures globally decrease: hedge fund news, Week 16

Monday, April 22, 2013

Torben Kaaber
In the week ending April 21, 2013, Stark Investments announced it would close down its operations after assets fell by 85% from $14bn to $2.1bn; a report by HedgeFund Intelligence suggested that the rate of closures in the global hedge fund industry went down for the fourth year in a row, with 302 fund shutdowns in 2012 (HFI also reported that hedge funds assets topped $2.2tln in 2012 on the back of solid average performance across the industry and new inflows from investors worldwide); the SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2013 measured 2.95%, down from 4.33% in March; data from eVestment showed that hedge funds flow turned negative in March amounting to $12.4bn, but flows for the quarter were still positive $7.6bn and total industry AUM reached $2.664tn; and Tower Fund Services commented many investment funds are struggling to raise capital as only 5% of them attract 80%to 90% of all capital flows.

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