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Investments in hedge funds surged to pre-crisis level: hedge fund news, week 13

Saturday, March 22, 2014

In the week ending 21 March, 2014, eVestment said investments into hedge funds are piling up as inflows surged to pre-financial crisis level; hedge funds and private equity firms have been increasingly looking to invest in shipping; hedge funds’ big bets in General Motor are now reporting losses; hedge funds and venture capitalists have exposures in bitcoin; Pantera Capital invested about $10m in bitcoin exchange Bitstamp; hedge funds have cut their long exposures to the S&P500 back down to a net short while according to other reports hedge fund managers said there is still plenty of money to be made in the stock market. Funds are also said to be wary of betting on rates. Odey Asset bought a $116m stake in Circassia Pharmaceuticals that specializes in treating allergies; ; and Citadel Advisors cranked up its ownership stake in Cincinnati-based bank Fifth Third.

Eric Mindich’s Eton Park Capital Management bought shares in Teekay Corp., General Motors, Allegion, and Air Products & Chemicals; Marathon Asset bets prices will fall in the high-yield, high-risk bond market; the polar vortex has revived interest in gas and power from hedge funds; GoldenTree’s CIO Steven Tananbaum said there is opportunity in Gazprom amidst ongoing turmoil in the Crimean peninsula; and AQR Capital Management disclosed its position in Vodafone Group, Gaming and Leisure Properties, Allegion, Facebook, Omnicom Group, and LSI Corporation.

Hong Kong hedge funds tapped ‘fake’ Alibaba shares ahead of its IPO.

Hedge Fund Research said new hedge fund launches fell to their lowest level in three......................

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