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Big institutional investors account for 80% of emerging market bonds: hedge fund news, week 11

Saturday, March 08, 2014

In the week ending 07 March, 2014, the IMF said big institutional investors account for 80% of the $500bn that plowed into emerging market sovereign debt in the last few years; hedge funds are keeping exposure in emerging markets at a low level because of the turmoil in the segment; emerging market-focused hedge funds suffered sharp losses at the start of 2014; and GFIA said emerging market long/short managers with low net exposure helped investors curb losses.

Anil Ahuja is raising $100m from institutional investors to launch an India-focused hedge fund.

Infinium Capital hedge fund stopped trading and is working to wind down the company.

The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained 1.59% in February (+1.34% YTD); The HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index was up 1.20% (+1.02% YTD); And the IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index rose 1.54% (+3.10% YTD).

Citi Prime said hedge funds performance in January was between -0.24% and +0.54% but outperformed the index; eVestment said hedge fund performance was strongly positive in February with average returns the highest since January 2012; Solar energy farms generated alpha for hedge funds; Anthony Lawler of GAM said most hedge funds posted positive results in February; the best ways to be more successful......................

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