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Institutional investments in hedge funds up 56% to $2.3tln by 2017: hedge fund news, week 20

Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Citi Prime Finance report said that global institutional investment in hedge funds would increase 56% to $2.3tln by the end of 2017 from the end of 2012, PIonline.com reported. Also, according to the FT, “the next source of growth for the hedge fund industry are the widows and orphans of the mutual fund market, according to Citigroup, which predicts that retail assets will more than triple to $940bn during the next four years, from $305bn at the end of 2012.”

In the week ending May 17, 2013, The FT said that Blackstone was preparing to launch a “super” hedge fund; John Paulson partnered with insurer Philadelphia Financial Group to offer a new fund that lowers U.S. taxes for investors; and Paris-based Syquant Capital has launched an ‘aggressive’ version of its top performing event driven Alt UCITS fund.

The Hennessee Hedge Fund index advanced +0.28% in April (+5.09% YTD); The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained 0.7% (+3.3% YTD) The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index returned 0.79% (+4.4% YTD) The Barclay Hedge Fund Index went up 0.75% (+4.96% YTD); The SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index was up 1.44% (YTD gross 6.29%), as hedge fund flows advanced 0.63% in May; The RBC Hedge 205 Index rose 0.08% (+4.23% YTD); The Barclay CTA Index gained 1.11% (+2.11% YTD); and the systematic traders index was up 2.46% YTD; The BofA Merrill Lynch’s investable hedge fund index was up 0.93% (+4.54% YTD); And the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index rose +1.43% through mid-May (3.77% YTD).

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