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Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory, and legal events - week 12

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Last week, we heard of fund launches from Odey Asset Management (global macro UCITS III), Astra Investimentos (agriculture), Arqaam Capital Asset Management (MENA-focused long only), Brinker Capital (global macro separately managed accounts), Quant AM (global equities), and Putnam Investments (three absolute return funds). We also found out that Swiss & Global Asset Management will launch a single manager fund in partnership with Swiss Hedge Capital, Thames River Capital will launch an emerging markets long/short hedge fund, Ex Dresdner traders Mathias Piardon and Frederic Levy are preparing to launch a $40m Asia-focused fund, Lyxor will roll out a managed futures fund available to retail investors in Hong Kong, TT International has launched a fund (European long/short equities), and Heartwood has launched an investment management division after the firm raised assets of GBP 1.3bn.

And we heard about re-launches from both ex-Artradis co-founder Stephen Diggle (Asia long volatility) as well as from 36 South Capital Advisors which will look for repeat success with a re-launch of the firm’s Black Swan Fund.

Most Edhec indices positive in February, best performer CTA (1.72%, 1.1%YTD), worst Short Selling (-3.22%, -4%YTD); The Lyster Watson hedge fund indices perform positive across almost all strategies, best performer L/S Equity North America (+2.88%, 3.69% YTD); the HFN China Index down -1.00% in February (-1.88% YTD); the Greenwich Investable Hedge Fund Index up 0.99% in February, (+1.58% YTD); and UCITS Alternative Indices from Alix Capital now available on PerTrac.

Aite Group says hedge fund assets swell to $1.92trn in 201......................

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