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Several hedge funds posted strong gains in February: hedge fund news, week 12

Sunday, March 16, 2014

In the week ending 14 March, 2014, several high-profile hedge fund manages posted strong performances in February. While Balestra Capital lost more than 6% last month pressing bullish bets on Japanese stocks and against the yen, Andy Hall's Astenbeck fund rose nearly 8% in February and LJM Partners’ funds, the LJM Moderately Aggressive and LJM Preservation and Growth Fund maintained positive growths through February; Jefferies Group reaped 54% gain in six months on its purchase of shares in Harbinger Group; Simple Alternatives S1 Fund outperformed in multi-alternative hedge fund category; R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management’s flagship Diversified Program gained +7.5% in January; and Golvis Asia Opportunities Fund returned 38% in first two months of operations.

SYZ & CO launched the OYSTER Market Neutral Plus, a new sub-fund of OYSTER UCITS SICAV; Rothschild & Cie unveiled an Alternative UCITs platform; and Neuberger Berman launched a U.S. long/short equity UCITs fund.

Exis Capital is shutting its doors following disappointing performance last year.

HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index gained 2.1% in February (+1.54% YTD); The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 1.9% (+1.45% YTD); The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rose 1.83% (+1.49% YTD); The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index bounced back 1.93% (+1.43% YTD); TrimTabs and BarclayHedge reported hedge funds get $4.4bn in January and handily outperform S&P 500; And the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index gained 2.20% in February; March net flows advance 0.91%;

Steven ......................

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