Fri, Apr 18, 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 25

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The world’s biggest hedge fund firm, Bridgewater Associates, announced one of the most impressive new fund launches this year with its latest $10bn hedge fund. Also announced this week were launches from Sparx Group (Japan reconstruction), a former Banque d’Orsay prop desk team (merger arb), Man Group (multi strategy UCITs), and Italy-based Azimut (UCITS III).

We learned of the first hedge fund launching in the western part of China (Chengdu), and that Altarius Asset Management has launched Paragon, a hedge fund platform aimed at small and medium-sized management companies.

While there were not announced closures, but hedge fund manager RAB Capital outlined its plans todelist after assets fell to just $1bn. And hoping to make the opposite move, and find themselves a listed firm is the Oaktree Capital Group, which has filed for an initial public offering.

There was good news and bad news in industry asset flows. Hedge fund assets decreased in May as inflows were no match for April's poor performance and the industry dropped $5bn. However, a GlobeOp study showed that hedge fund redemption requests for July (a typically high redemption month) are lower than prior years, but show a slight uptick from June redemption requests.

Individual funds with asset growth include Man Group PLC, which is targeting to triple it assets within five years, and Perimeter Capital hedge fund has recently reached $50.1m.

Hedge funds failed to post positive performance in May on poor economic data. Data from HedgeFund.net indicated that the decline in the U.S. dollar and commodity prices dragged hedge fund performance last month.

Fixed income and mortgage-backed hedge funds ......................

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: Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) launches several car investing funds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new trend in alternative alternatives is emerging - car appreciation funds. Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) is the first to market with several funds that make super elite luxury cars into real asset investments. As a result of growing overseas demand couple

  2. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund replicators evolve[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund replicators as a group of products tend to get a bad rap from hedge fund managers who suggest that the best a replicator can offer is dynamic beta capture. A

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Pensions, endowments, family offices reconsider life settlement investments[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were once the largest investors in the life settlement industry, now the industry is seeing more interest from pensions, endowments and family offices directly. Life settlements have always been considered a niche part of the investing landscape, an

  5. SEC allows investment funds to use social media[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new guidance letting investment funds and advisors use social media to promote client reviews. The guidance seeks to assist investment managers in developing compliance policies and procedures reasonably