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Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 51

Friday, December 24, 2010

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: A roundup of the week’s hedge fund launches, closures, index performance, trends, regulatory, legal and financial events pertaining to the alternative investments industry – up to 23rd December.

Last week, Asia-based Sparx, Cosmo and PMA together are planning to launch a pan-Asia hedge fund.

Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index went down -0.99% in November, 5.89% YTD; most Edhec hedge fund indices were flat; and the Greenwich Composite Investable Index was down 0.58%, +1.28% YTD.

There were more news of relocation and people stepping down in the industry: British hedge fund firm 36 South Capital Management plans to move its funds to Ireland to cut costs, providing a boost to the troubled country after its $112bn bailout, said Reuters; Golden Tree’s co-founder and chairman Leon Wagner is retiring; Balkany’s co-founder Julien Balkany moved on to new opportunities; and GLC’s CEO Caroline Hoare stepped down.

KCIC and a group of 29 other investment firms from around the globe have come together to provide input and have a key role in widening adoption of the standards among hedge funds managers internationally through the newly launched Investor Chapter at Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB).

Prices on the hedge fund secondary market remain volatile according to the latest data from Hedgebay, and this is likely to extend to 2011.

An Aviva survey of European investors with almost €280bn in AuM has found that almost 90% are looking to increase their allocation to absolute return strategies over the next three years. In the world of institutional investors, the New Mexico Public Employees Retirement approved a $35m allocation to the Wexford Spectrum Fund to replace its investment with Farallon Capital Institutional Partners, HFMWeek learned; Nevada System pulled out $45m of Farallon’s m......................

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