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Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 47

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Principal Funds launched the Principal Global Multi-Strategy Fund that aims long-term capital appreciation; ex-SAC trader Ali Akay said his new fund Carrhae Capital would begin trading on December 1 and invest in emerging market equities; the fund of hedge fudns unit of Axa Investment Managers said it would open a new fixed income tail-risk fund; Barclays Plc said it would spin off its capital arbitrage team as a hedge fund on January 1; Tikehau Investment Management will launch a new corporate bond fund; former DKR Oasis Portfolio Manager Barun Agarwal set up Factorial Management Ltd in Hong Kong which will launch a pan-Asia multi-asset hedge fund in January; American Century Investments introduced three new alternative portfolios; and Pictet Asset Management unveiled the PTR Banyan fund, an Asia ex-Japan long/short strategy, to be managed by Nidhi Mahurkar.

Hedge funds redemptions jumped 3.44% in November as measured by the GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator, but the figure is expected to increase as year-end approaches.

Aladdin Capital Holdigs said it would manage $9.6bn in assets after restructuring its fund by selling some assets to a new company owned by Mitsubishi Corp. and Aladdin founder Aminkhan Aladin.

Kerryman Colm O'Shea saw the assets of his Comac Capital hedge fund soar to €5bn despite unprecedented market volatility; Winton Capital pulled in a fresh $7.3bn; a study by HFMWeek showed that hedge funds assets grew by 3% in the last six months; and Fauchier Partners saw inflows of more than half a billion dollars from pension funds in the last year.

LD Capital’s performance in Q3 showed a +2.73% gain after tailoring their exposures with varying market swings; Swiss Investment Managers’ ......................

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