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Opalesque Roundup: One third of hedge funds' growth in 2015 from new investor allocations as assets reach $2.23tln: hedge fund news, week 26

Monday, June 22, 2015

In the week ending 19 June, 2015, Eurekahedge said that hedge fund assets have increased by US$92 billion in the first five months of 2015, with one-third of this increase coming from new investor allocations. Total industry AUM stands at a record high of US$2.23 trillion.

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator, a snapshot of withdrawal requests expressed as a percentage of assets under administration, rose to 4.72% in June; Edelweiss Financial has raised $205m in assets for its Special Opportunities Fund II (ESOF II); Franklin Templeton's liquid alternative offering Franklin K2 Alternative Strategies Fund has raised some $1.3bn since 2013; and Liontrust Asset reported a 45% increase in adjusted profit before tax in its full year results.

Charlie Aitken has launched a $300m global conviction hedge fund called Aitken Investment; Ayaltis has launched its new fund, Narrapuno SPC Convergence, in May; Oceanwood Capital has raised $250m in a new hedge fund to bet on a potential economic recovery in Europe; Jonathan Egol and Rob Allard are launching a ......................

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