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Centaurus shuts down, Man Group sees $1bn outflows, Rothschild merges with HFD, hedge funds wait for Hollande’s coming – and other hedge fund news - Week 18

Saturday, May 05, 2012

In the week-ending 4th May 2012, it was reported that Dexion Capital had launched an insurance-linked closed-end fund; Ignis Asset Management said it plans to unveil an absolute return credit fund for Chris Bowie; former Canyon executive Steve Pei secured a $25m seed deal from Q Investments to launch a multi strategy hedge fund firm, Gratia Capital; former JPMorgan Asia-Pacific stock derivatives head William Lee said he would start his own hedge fund this year.

Metacapital Management announced plans to launch a housing and mortgages hedge fund, Metacapital Mortgage Value Fund; Chicago-based investment firm William Blair & Company launched a long/short fund; Stephen Diggle’s Vulpes Investment Management is raising $150m for new farm fund; and RiverPark Advisors introduced the re-named RiverPark/Gargoyle Hedged Value Fund.

Energy trader John D. Arnold announced plans to close his Centaurus Advisors hedge fund after 10 years; and long/short equity hedge funds Firebrick Asia Fund and Progress Capital Fund recently wound up – a sign of the challenging operating environment for hedge funds in Singapore, said AsianInvestor.net.

The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained +0.12% in April (+3.27% YTD); The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta (LAB) index went down -0.27% (+1.94% YTD) ; The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed down -0.33% (+2.41% YTD); And the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index fell 0.25% (+4.17% YTD).

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