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New York still the undisputed center of the global hedge fund industry: hedge fund news, week 22

Saturday, June 02, 2012

In the week-ending 01-June 2012, it was reported that Fortress Investment Group had launched an Asia volatility-based fund Fortress Convex Asia Fund last month; Jack Schwager and Emanuel Balarie teamed up to launch a multi manager FX fund called the ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Fund; Kellner DiLeo reorganized, rebranded and launched a new event-driven hedge fund; Turkish firm Tacirler debuted its new hedge fund last Friday; and Eaton Vance Management launched two UCITS funds that will invest in emerging markets and global equities.

The Parker FX Index was down -0.59% in April (-0.82% YTD); The 'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds was down 0.41% (+1.81% YTD); And hedge funds investing in Russia, India and Latin America led first quarter gains as the HFRI Emerging Markets Index returned 7.3%.

The $7.8bn Greenlight Capital fund reported positive performance in Q1 with 6.8% gains; Grreenlight’s executive David Einhorn said he remains bullish on Apple stocks; and Splendid Asia Macro Fund, run by a former Credit Suisse Group AG trader, returned 20% through April.

Elliot Associatescommented that the global monetary policy of central bank is distorting asset prices and raised inflationary concerns; Lyxor Asset Management was considering to move close to $12bn of its assets to Luxembourg in order to provide investors with a more regulated environment; sales of UCITS funds rose by €91bn between Q4-2011 and Q1-2012; TrimTabs Investment Research and Informa Investment Solutions reported an estimated $34bn inflows in ma......................

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