Fri, Apr 25, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing Weekly

Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 21

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London:

Last week, we heard of fund launches from Ex-Pendragon managers Julian Harvey Wood and Kaveh Sheibani who exited GLG (event driven fund); RCM (offshore version of special sits fund); Magnetar (event-driven); Cavenagh (Asian-focused macro); Steenman (FoHFs); Imperia (Asia event-driven); JT Capital (China L/S); and Sparx (Japan-focused green).

The Greenwich Composite Investable Index gained 0.20% in April, 1.62% YTD; the Parker FX Index returned 0.52%, 1.30% YTD; and the Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index was up 0.7% (est.), 2.2% YTD.

Data from 79 administrators indicated that total funds under administration for the hedge fund industry had grown by more than 9% over the past six months, said HFMWeek; according to consulting firm Celent, the average AuM for the European hedge fund industry are likely to decrease as it tries to meet the EU AIFM Directive’s demands; Man Group's FuM went down 6.5% (to $39.4bn) from Q4-09; and London Diversified’s assets went from $5bn in ‘08 to $300m.

Inflows to Asia-based hedge-fund managers may reach $8bn this year, said Barclays Plc; Prana Capital, which moved its investment team to Singapore from London, plans to double the size of its global macro hedge fund as it bets on growth in Asia, said Bloomberg; and Millennium Management hired a new chairman to oversee its growing business in Asia.

John Paulson's Paulson Credit Opportunities Fund topped the list of 100 best-performing hedge funds over the past three years (123% annually), Barron's reported; managed account platforms are to experience a surge in the long term as investor's appetite returns said Moody's; Polygon allowed clients to exit its biggest hedge f......................

To view our full article Click here

Banner
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing
  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Opalesque Exclusive: Rainwater and Blue Sky - an Australian water fund emerges[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Financial reporters often tout new funds and investments as uncorrelated investments, but few can say they are uncorrelated to everything but weather. Enter Blue Sky Alternative's water fund which invests in the permanent rights to Australia's water. Sev

  2. Regulatory – Expect greater SEC scrutiny of hedge funds that share information or collaborate in advance of their trades, Alternative funds to get SEC test for leverage, liquidity[more]

    Expect greater SEC scrutiny of hedge funds that share information or collaborate in advance of their trades From Thelawyer.com: A recent Wall Street Journal article — ‘Activist investors often leak their plans to a favoured few’ — focused attention on ‘activist’ investors and stock analy

  3. …And Finally – This week's least competent criminal is Austrian[more]

    From ABCnews.go.com: A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria — after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation. Police in Salzburg said the 59-year-old man walked into a police station in the city on Friday night. Sp

  4. Investing – Hedge funds find pitfalls along with profits in real estate ventures, Marcato Capital Management makes new bet on Dillard’s[more]

    Hedge funds find pitfalls along with profits in real estate ventures From Law360.com: Hedge funds have joined the rush to real estate deals and development in recent months to close the financing gap left by tightening bank standards, but attorneys say many aren't prepared for the disclo

  5. Agecroft Partners estimates 90% of hedge funds using social media[more]

    The use of social media has increased significantly within the hedge fund industry over the past couple of years. Social media is broadly used by investors as part of their due diligence process on hedge funds, by service providers in their sales efforts to hedge funds, and by hedge funds to enhance