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Defined benefit plans prefer hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 07

Monday, February 10, 2014

In the week ending 07 February, 2014, hedge funds outperformed the S&P500 in January this year said Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Bridgewater Associates’ Ray Dalio gained 1.1% while David Einhorn’s Greenlight RE was down 1.5% in January, and Dan Loeb’s Third Point dropped 1.8% during the same period; Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square gained 4% last month to beat S&P 500.

GAM’s monthly insight said that hedge funds failed to realize their monthly expectations because of weak emerging market; Citadel defied the market slump in January as its two flagship funds rose 3.4%; Goldfinch Capital gained nearly 21% last month betting on natural gas; Och-Ziff Capital reported a sharply higher quarterly profit that beat Wall Street analysts' forecasts; and Andrew Hall’s Astenbeck commodity hedge fund lost 8.3% in 2013.

Ex-Deutsche Bank mortgage trader Troy Dixon said he would launch a $200m hedge fund; Capri Capital Partners plans to raise $400m to launch its first India-dedicated real estate private equity fund; Matthieu Bosser launched a commodity long/s......................

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