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Alternative and hedge fund assets peak as equities turn choppy: hedge fund news, week 04

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The week ending 24 January, 2014, has seen two days of sell-off in global equities. Meanwhile, Preqin said that the global alternative industry’s assets reached $6tln for the first time; the HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report said that hedge funds’ assets surged to $2.63tln at the end of Q4 2013; Eurekahedge also said that hedge funds assets rose 13% in 2013 and breached the $2tln mark; eVestment said that hedge funds assets rose 10.1% in 2013 despite negative inflows in December; investors abandoned macro funds in 2013 as higher-risk alternatives proved to be more profitable; Marshall Wace is to restrict flows into Citywire AAA-rated Anthony Clake’s long/short UCITS funds; V2 Capital's Hedged Equity Fund snagged a new $200m investment; Think Investments raised more than $270m for two hedge funds; and the SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator said that redemption slowed in January to 2.67% from 5.90% in December.

Golvis Investment said it would launch a Japan-focused multistrategy hedge fund by March; Mariner Investment closed $450m to start a new infrastructure investment strategy; MintonOptimal said it would launch a US$ commodities hedge fund next month; Arch Capital and Highbridge Capital have partnered to launch a new hedge fund vehicle called Watford Re; Wharton GC told investors it would launch a new hedge fund this year; John Hancock launched two innovative mutual funds that targets lower-volatility equity strategies; Pine Grove Asset ......................

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