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Oldest and biggest hedge funds have the most assets: hedge fund news, week 16

Saturday, April 12, 2014

In the week ending 11 April, 2014, the oldest and biggest hedge funds have the most assets according to the latest data from eVestment; Capstone Investment Advisors’ Paul Britton predicted that his current $2.5bn assets will grow to $10bn within five years; Eurekahedge said hedge funds attracted over $30bn in the first quarter; BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported hedge funds received $24.3bn in February; Coatue Management said it would returns as much as 35% of the money in his main $7bn fund; and Ashmore Group’s assets dropped $6.2bn in the third quarter of this year.

Credit Suisse and Luis Stuhlberger have agreed to set up a new asset management venture and launched a fund with $13.6bn in assets; Aventicum Capital launched its European long/short hedge fund, Aventicum Alternative Equities; and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund executive Kamel Maamria is leaving to start a hedge fund.

First Trust Advisors launched a new liquid alternatives platform to build on existing alternative ETFs; and ML Capital, launched a London based independent alternative asset manager, the North MaxQ Macro UCITS Fund.

The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index was down -0.34% in March (+1.07% YTD); The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index retreated -0.16% (+1.18% YTD); The S&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: March performance -1.03%; Capital Movement Index: April net flows declined 0.48%; The IndexIQ Hedge Composite Beta Index returned -0.45% (+1.05% YTD); And the UCITS Alternative Index Global fell 0.33% (+0.34% YTD).

March was not kind to hedge funds as many of the big wigs suffered performance during the month; hedge funds ended the ......................

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