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Hedge fund launches at highest levels since 2007 while indexes and inflows surprise in 2012, and other hedge fund news - Week 11

Saturday, March 17, 2012

In the week-ending March 16, 2012, it was reported that hedge fund launches accelerated last year to the highest level since 2007 as investors and managers positioned for 2012, said Hedge Fund Research; Hong Kong-based Value Partners said it would launch a UCITS version of its €1.3 billion Cayman-domiciled Classic fund; industry analysts have welcomed Cazenove Capital’s plan to launch a European income fund for its head of pan-European equities; John Paulson partner Robert Lacoursiere is reported to be leaving the hedge fund firm to start his own equity hedge fund; Eli Casdin’s Casdin Capital has launched its first hedge fund offering, a long/short equity strategy focused on the healthcare sector; Man Group started its first long-only commodities hedge fund; former Highbridge Asia Head Carl Huttenlocher has raised $900mfor his own hedge fund, Myriad Opportunities Master Fund; former executives at Lone Pine and Goldman Sachs are ready for the launch of their $1bn Hong Kong hedge fund in July that will start trading in July; and Swedish fund of hedge funds specialist Optimized Portfolio Management (OPM) has launched its first single strategy UCITS fund.

The HFI Global Composite Index up +1.55% in February (+3.21% YTD); the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gains +2.18% (+4.7% YTD), lead by long/short equity funds; the B of A Merrill Lynch: global diversified hedge fund index average up +1.53% (+3.80% YTD); the Newedge CTA index up +0.87% (+1.45% YTD); the HFRX Absolute Return Index up +0.47% (+1.03% YTD); the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund index finished up +1.61% (+3.98% YTD); the RBC Hedge 250 Index returns +1.25% in February, (+2.96% YTD); and the UCITS Alternative Index Blue Chip index is up +3.1% since start of 2012.

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