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Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 33

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Asian hedge funds led the launch news last week as we learned multiple commodities trading advisors (CTA) and systematic trading hedge funds are in the pipeline in Asia. Schroder Investment Management is considering launching a global version of its Asian high-yield multi-asset fund. QS Investors LLC announced a plan to launch a $1bn Liquid Alpha Fund inflation hedge fund (UCITS). And former Butterfield Fulcrum CEO Akshaya Bhargava launched a managed account platform.

In assets: Despite the market turbulence, investors are largely standing by their hedge fund investments. BlackRock aims to double its allocation to hedge funds and private equity.

Hedge funds reported their 2Q performances led by New York-based Kerrisdale Partners LP, which was up +44.8% in 2Q (+150.8 YTD) shorting Chinese companies in the U.S. The 'Twitter' hedge fund Derwent Capital Markets proved social media can predict the markets as it returned 1.57% on its first month. Global macro hedge fund Callanish was up +1.5% YTD on capital protection through risk management. MQS Automated Multi-System CTA Program was up +2.26% in July (+12.01% YTD).

Crispin Odey’, the co-founder of Odey Asset Management said his flagship European fund fell 5.3% in July as investors became “scared of the unknown.” Tlaloc Capital gains +11.68% YTD, bet short on corn.

The RBC Hedge 250 Index returned +0.29%in July (+0.93%YTD); the Barclay Hedge Fund Index almost flat with -0.01% (+1.06% YTD); ......................

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