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The Comeback of the Twitter Hedge Fund: hedge fund news, week 25

Saturday, June 22, 2013

After setting up the world’s first “Twitter Hedge Fund” in 2011, Paul Hawtin is back launching Cayman Atlantic at the WIRED Money conference in London on Monday 1st July 2013. Cayman Atlantic is a world first investment management company that “unlocks hidden trading opportunities within real-time social media data”.

At this week's at the GAIM Conference in Monaco, delegates were told that funds of funds were more aggressive in pushing down hedge fund fees; hedge fund managers said they were bracing for a renewed debt crisis; delegates also reportedly discussed ways to reinvent themselves as more socially conscious individuals while making money at the same time; and again according to Reuters, delegates admitted that European and Asian hedge fund firms were struggling to break into the U.S. market.

In the week-ending 21 June 2013, it was reported that Third Eye Capital had launched an alternative credit trust fund; Highbridge Capital raised $3bn for one of the largest global direct lending funds; Evergreen Capital will launch a global REIT and infrastructure hedge fund in July; Karvy Capital launched its first open-ended hedge fund; and Michael Burry is raising $100m to $200m to launch a new hedge fund. Lyxor Asset launched its new UCITS-compliant vehicle, the Lyxor /Tiedemann Arbitrage Strategy Fund; and SteppenWolf Capital ......................

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