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Lyxor expects hedge funds to generate positive returns for the rest of the year: hedge fund news, Week 17

Saturday, April 27, 2013

In the week ending April 26, 2013, Lyxor Research predicted that risk assets were set to generate positive returns for the rest of 2013, driven by a slowly expanding global economy and ultra accommodative monetary policy.

Stenham A.M. reportedly launched two new funds of hedge funds, one focusing on credit, the other on healthcare; former UBS credit trading head Yassir Benjelloun-Touimi started a new hedge fund called Arcade Capital, said Reuters; ex Millennium portfolio manager Eduardo Abush was said to be preparing to launch a real estate equity hedge fund; BlueCrest Capital is moving back into equities and prepping what could be one of the biggest new fund launches in Europe, HFI reported; and KeyQuant announced the launch of the swap-free Key Trends UCITS Fund.

The Opalesque Emanagers Total Index index gained 0.66% in March (+2.51% in Q1); The Opalesque A SQUARE Index was up 0.07% (+0.14% in Q1); The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index went up +1.26% (+1.97% YTD) on an asset weighted basis; And the Morningstar MSCI Composite Hedge Fund Index was up +1.5%, (+4.0% in Q1).

The latest study from Preqin revealed that long/short hedge funds outperformed other strategies in Q1 2013 with cumulative net returns of 4.43%.

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