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Hedge fund assets reached $2.931tln: hedge fund news, week 18

Monday, April 28, 2014

In the week ending 25 April, 2014, eVestment’s Hedge Fund Asset Flow Summary for March and Q1 2014 showed hedge fund assets reached $2.931tln; the HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report said hedge fund assets rose to $2.70tln in Q1 2014; the SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2014 measured 3.23%, down from 3.81% in March; and Gottex Fund said its combined client assets reached $8.6bn as at 31 March 2014; and hedge funds took profits on cross asset relative value options trades.

A former team from Soros Fund Management led by Kenneth Lee and Michael Yoshino said they would launch a $150m Hong Kong-based hedge fund; Neuberger Berman launched its fifth emerging market debt fund as it extend its reach into the sector; Rothschild Asset and Larch Lane announced a joint venture for the launch of a liquid alternatives 40 Act fund; Virtus Investment introduced three multi-manager alternative mutual funds that will employ a range of hedge fund and alternative strategies; and Silk Invest partnered with Bramer Asset to launch the Emerging Africa Bond Fund.

The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended March -0.87% (3.59% YTD) on asset weighted basis; And the Morningstar MSCI Composite AW Hedge Fund Index declined 0.4% (+0.84 YTD).

Event-driven was top performing hedge fund strategy in Q1, said Preqin; Crispin Odey’s flagship hedge fund, Odey European suffered a 4.63% decline for the year after slipping 7.2% in March; Blacksto......................

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