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UK hedge funds might relocate: hedge fund news, week 49

Saturday, December 07, 2013

In the week ending 06 Dec, 2013, experts in Europe warned that UK hedge funds might relocate because of the government’s crackdown on partnerships; the Co-operative Bank bondholders voted overwhelmingly to allow hedge funds to take major stakes in the new group; European charities have demanded to know why they were frozen out of the UK Royal Mail flotation; and European banks have turned to hedge funds to help them raise deeply subordinated hybrid capital in 2013.

Franklin Square Capital launched the FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund; former ICBC portfolio managers Kang Hao and Jimmy Weng said they would start a China fund with $100m in assets next year; former Man Group fund manager Richard Bateson left the firm to establish a new investment boutique; Asia Frontier Capital announced the launch of AFC Vietnam Fund; and Sciens Alternative launched a long-short credit sector focused European credit fund called Eiffel Credit Opportunities.

Meditor Capital is shutting its European equity fund, citing an internal review and new rules restricting short-selling.

The Emanagers Total Index gained 1.59% in October (+3.9% YTD); The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index rose +0.85% in November (+8.27% YTD); And the UCITS Alternative Index was up +0.49% (+3.71% YTD).

David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital posted positive performance in November with 4.7% gains (19.1% YTD); Northwest Warrant Fund returned 203% in the first 10 months betting that Japan’s stimulus will bolster stock prices; Clareville Capital’s Pegasus Fund wa......................

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