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Opalesque Roundup: Number of hedge fund now 9,733 as launches rose in Q1: hedge fund news, week 26

Monday, June 26, 2017

In the week ending 23 June, 2017, the number of hedge fund launches in Q1 increased to 189 but was overshadowed by 259 liquidations with the total hedge fund count now at 9,733. In Singapore, Qualgro and Gordian Capital announced the spin out of the QUALGRO ASEAN FUND I, L.P. from the Gordian Capital platform.

Nick Graziano told investors he would shut down Venetus Partners following a "very difficult decision" to step away from the markets; and the AdvisorShares QAM Equity Hedge ETF and the AdvisorShares Market Adaptive Unconstrained Income ETF have ceased trading.

The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained +0.19% through mid-June (+2.53% YTD); The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was flat in the second week of June (+0.4% YTD); The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned 0.26% in May (+4.37% YTD); The Barclay Hedge Fund Index gained 0.50% (+ 4.13% YTD); And the Barclay CTA Index gained 0.06% (+0.67% YTD).

This year is turning out to be a challenge for some of the world's best-known computer-driven hedge funds in terms of performance, with Two......................

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