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Over-diversification – the risk of hiring too many hedge fund managers: hedge fund news, week 03

Saturday, January 18, 2014

In the week ending 17 January, 2014, a new Rothstein Kass study confirmed its 2013 findings that women hedge fund managers outperform their male counterparts; a study by Cerulli Associates showed that asset managers and other financial services firms plan to invest in product distribution and technology in 2014; Towers Watson warned that hiring too many managers could undermine hedge fund portfolios because of over-diversification; high-net-worth investors in the U.S. maintain at least four investment provider relationships; and ageing male hedge fund traders dream of achieving a hyper-masculine, super-fit, warrior-style physique, a study showed.

Simplex Asset said it would launch hedge fund in Hong Kong to be led by Kin Cheung; Credit Suisse and Franklin Templeton launched separate commodities products last week; Philippe Azoulay said he would raise $250m to launch a managed futures hedge fund this year; CITIC Capital backed a new U.S.-based asset management fund set up by former executives of FX Concepts; John Hancock and Wellington Management teamed up to launch new fund for retail investors; and Thomas Gasper raised $4.7m for a new hedge fund called TRG Dynamic Risk Manager —Level 2 Fund.

QFS Asset Management closed its sole remaining hedge fund and returned nearly $1bn to clients......................

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