Mon, Apr 21, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing Weekly

Hedge funds suffer from outflows but remain attractive for Japanese institutions: hedge fund news, week 43

Saturday, November 03, 2012

In the week-ending November 2, 2012, Peter Bakker, former high yield portfolio manager at Lazard and SGS, and Frits Lieuw-kie-song, former high yield portfolio manager at LKS and SGS, re-united to establish a liquid credit strategy at Channel Capital Advisors LLP; former Cofunds boss Brett Williams launched a new alternative investments business, Old Burlington Investments and will initially create two EIS-focused funds; Maverick Capital launched a new fund that places concentrated bets on the firm's best stock trades, called Maverick Select; TT International launched a global macro UCITS-compliant hedge fund on the Deutsche Bank Platinum platform; and Stratton Street started a UCITS version of its Renminbi Bond fund ahead of what it believes will be a massive appreciation in the value of the Chinese currency.

Grant Capital Partners, the hedge fund manager set up by Geoff Grant, the former Goldman Sachs trading star behind Peloton Partners is shutting down as Grant said he did not have an “edge” in the current markets; Pierre Henri-Flamand, a former head of proprietary trading at Goldman Sachs, is to shut his hedge fund Edoma Partners just two years after launch, citing "unprecedented market conditions"; Coupland Cardiff, the UK-based hedge fund manager, closed its CC Asia Advantage Fund, following a redemption from its sole investor (the event-driven strategy returned -5.98% in 2011 and -3.6% YTD to August).

Coupland is not the only fund suffering from asset outflows: a number of investors are reportedly opting out of Paulson’s funds; Mark Yusko's Endowment Fund had to limit investors’ withdrawals after weak returns; Salient Partners LP said it was halting withdrawals from its $3.8bn Endowment Fund; and fund manager Henderson suffered £1.1bn net outflows in Q3 as retail money left ahead of a regulatory shakeup and institutional clients turned away from Europe and hedge fund investments.

The eurozone hedge f......................

To view our full article Click here

Banner
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing
  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Opalesque Exclusive: Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) launches several car investing funds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new trend in alternative alternatives is emerging - car appreciation funds. Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) is the first to market with several funds that make super elite luxury cars into real asset investments. As a result of growing overseas demand couple

  2. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund replicators evolve[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund replicators as a group of products tend to get a bad rap from hedge fund managers who suggest that the best a replicator can offer is dynamic beta capture. A

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Pensions, endowments, family offices reconsider life settlement investments[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were once the largest investors in the life settlement industry, now the industry is seeing more interest from pensions, endowments and family offices directly. Life settlements have always been considered a niche part of the investing landscape, an

  5. SEC allows investment funds to use social media[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new guidance letting investment funds and advisors use social media to promote client reviews. The guidance seeks to assist investment managers in developing compliance policies and procedures reasonably