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Hedge funds assets jumped 6% to $2.6tln: hedge fund news, week 6

Saturday, February 09, 2013

In the week-ending February 8, 2013, the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, said it would launch the new All Weather Major Markets hedge fund this year; Avenue Capital Group was reported to be preparing a new $500m fund that is focused on Europe; and Morgan Stanley launched a new fund under its FundLogic Alternatives umbrella.

Geneva-based Syz & Co closed its Oyster Multi-Manager Asia product, a fund of hedge funds that had heavy exposure to China managers.

The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index index gained 1.96% in January 2013; The HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index was up 0.83%; The Credit Suisse Liquid Alternative Beta returned 1.10%; The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index went up 2.62%; The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.98%; The Bloomberg Hedge Funds Aggregate Index rose 0.9%; The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index closed up 1.61%; The IndexIQ indices revealed the long/short strategy had returned 1.77%; And he UCITS Alternative Index Global was up 1.03%:

In January, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, hedge funds returned 1.74% but still lagged the S&P 500; the hedge fund industry, which averaged returns of +2.79%, started 2013 much like last year with an early rally in equities and emerging markets followed by credit, said eVestment; New York-based CTA R. G. Niederhoffer Capital posted strong gains; Bill Ackman's Pershing Square returned 4.8%; Connecticut-based Astenbeck Capital registered a 4% profit after a rally in platinum; Connecticut-based Amberstone Capital’s ina......................

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