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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund launches gain surprising momentum in H1 2019: hedge fund news, week 37

Monday, September 30, 2019

In the week ending September 27th 2019, a study said that new hedge fund launches in H1 2019 have put the industry on pace to top the 561 launches from last year, which represented the lowest annual total for new funds since 2000.

However, investors redeemed an estimated $6.51 billion from the global hedge funds business in August 2019, bringing year-to-date (YTD) flows to a negative $63.61 billion.

Timing CTAs is notoriously challenging and monitoring their exposures provided a useful picture but has rarely been a reliable allocation method.

Further in new launches, Canadian private markets investor Northleaf Capital Partners has raised an additional US$1 billion in capital from Canadian, U.S., European and Asian investors across its global private markets program; Man GLG unveiled plans for its first US equity long-short strategy, to be run by Mike Corcell, and Berlin-based early-stage investor Project A announced their third fund of $197m, bringing its management assets up ......................

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