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Hedge fund managers increase net exposure: hedge fund news, week 21

Saturday, May 25, 2013

In the week ending May 24, 2013, Jeffrey Yap reportedly left Mizuho Securities Asia as head of Asia fixed income trading to launch his own hedge fund; Diapason Commodities announced the launch of its tangible forestry assets hedge fund ForestCare Investment Fund; and Moore Capital founder Louis Bacon was said to be raising $750m for a new senior debt loan fund.

The Emerging manager hedge funds and CTAs index gained 0.72% in April (+3.18% YTD); The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index finished up 1.39% (+4.99% YTD); All Edhec-Risk Alternative indexes were in positive territory and YTD (except for Short Selling); The Scotiabank Canadian Hedge Fund Index ended the month down 1.80% (+0.14% YTD) on asset weighted basis; The UCITS HFS Index finished an erratic month with gains of 0.35% (1.57% YTD); And The HFRX Global Hedge Fund index gained 1.16% through mid-May (4.98% YTD).

It was said that Chenavari Investment had smashed into the top three best performing funds in the world this year; that the BlueCrest Multi Strategy Credit had returned 3.1% in Q1; and that Man Group-backed Sensato Capital’s Senasto Asia-Pacific Fund had gained 15% YTD through April.

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for May reported an increase of redemption request of 3.77% up from 2.95% in April; and hedge fund data provider Eurekahedge reported that hedge fund had gained $100bn in four months and nearly $20bn during April, bringing the size of the industry to $1.87tln and that assets were at their highest level since 2008.

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