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Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 30

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London:

Last week, we heard of launches from Glazer Capital (M&A); new firm H2O Asset Management; Martin Currie (3 Ucits absolute alpha funds); Superfund (Japan); the Economic Time Bond Fund (fixed income L/S); KingFisher (global macro); and John Liu (quant China).

The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index fell 3.6% in Q2, down 2.2% YTD; and the Greenwich Composite Investable Index was down 0.85% in June, -1.50% YTD.

According to the latest AsiaHedge New Funds Survey, there were 53 new Asia-Pacific hedge funds raising a combined $2.13bn in assets in H1-2010; some FoHFs are still denying clients access to big chunks of their cash almost two years after the nadir of the credit crisis, said S&P Fund Services; last year, institutions for the first time accounted for an absolute majority of hedge fund AuM, AIMA told the FT; FoHFs house and bank UBP recorded net earnings of CHF103m in H1-10 and its AuM stabilized at CHF71.9bn; and the Osmium Special Situations Fund will close to new investors once it reaches $500m.

Seeder FRM Capital Advisors will invest in New York-based Varna Capital’s first hedge fund; Singapore's Target Asset Management will wind down its $2bn hedge fund as founder Teng Ngiek Lian plans to retire; Propel Capital is to resurrect a fund IPO and give Canadian holders indirect access to J. Paulson’s trading strategies; Polygon is seeking to reinvent itself two years after winding down its flagship fund; hedge fund operator RAB Capital slashed its dividend to conserve cash; Hedgebay said the secondary market had rebounded from May’s low and ‘near-par’ trading saw its index rise 8%; eight people left AHL, Man Group’s flagship computer-driven hedge fund responsible for three quarters of its profits, Financial News reported; and a ......................

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