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Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 16

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

Secquaero Advisors is bringing the esoteric alternative world of insurance-linked securities to the mainstream with the planned May launch of a Ucits III version of their fund; meanwhile, Stark Investments is launching a subprime-mortgage hedge fund; F&C Thames River an emerging markets absolute return fund in June; and Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Hideki Furusho a hedge fund that analyzes Japanese blog traffic.

JAI Capital Management, a global opportunistic L/S hedge fund manager started by veterans of Soros Fund Management and Credit Suisse, closed down nearly two years after it was formed, HFMWeek reported.

The RBC Hedge 250 Index returned -0.32% (est.) in March, +1.65% YTD; The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index confirmed it was up 0.12%, +2.21% YTD; The Barclay Hedge Fund Index was up +0.35%, +1.95% YTD (and the Emerging Markets Index jumped +2.30%); The Barclay CTA Index lost 0.91%, -0.39% YTD, as world events created turmoil in futures markets; The Edhec-risk hedge fund strategy indices found that emerging markets funds were the winners with a 1.78% return; And the Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Performance Index finished March down 0.70% on equal weighted basis, +0.83% YTD.

PerTrac’s annual study found that new single manager hedge fund launches were up 51% in 2010 with AuM up 11% from the previous year; data provider HFR announced that the hedge fund industry had just surpassed the $2 trillion milestone for the first time in history; and data provider Preqin reported that more fund of fund firms had less than $250m in assets, a shift from 28% of the database to 35% in 2010.

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