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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds popular again as 17% of all outstanding bonds trade at negative interest rates: hedge fund news, week 43

Monday, October 30, 2017

In the week ending 20 October 2017, the steady performance and investor inflows through 3Q17 lifted total hedge fund assets to a record $3.15tln, an increase of $50bn, making hedge funds popular again while 17% ($8 trillion) of all outstanding bonds trade at negative interest rates.

A study by Northern Trust said that investors, asset managers need 'collaborative partnership' for transparency in alternative assets. Mariya Domina Repiquet has released a new paper analysing hedge fund strategies in the aftermath of global crisis.

Chris LaSusa and Kevin Cottrell are gearing up for a big fund launch on November 1; Advent Capital and Genesis Advisors have launched the multi-strategy fund Advent Global Partners UCITS Fund; Thornburg has converted its Long/Short Equity Fund to an actively managed mutual fund; Ronald Hua is raising money from institutions to make quantitative stock wagers at Qtron Investments; Quantopian has launched its first fund for outside investors that want to tap into its community of data scientists and programmers; Rick Marini has launched the first-ever fun......................

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