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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund redemptions rose to 4.32% in mid-May: hedge fund news, week 22

Saturday, May 24, 2014

In the week ending 23 May 2014, hedge funds assets redemptions rose to 4.32% in mid-May from 3.23% in April according to the SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator; Eurekahedge said positive returns and less redemptions stabilized AuM for funds of hedge funds; and Citadel completed its first international fund raising in China.

CalSTRS pledged $200m to provide seed capital to activist hedge fund Legion Partners.

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management launched the DWS Strategic Equity Long/Short Fund; Premier Group launched the SRI fund for retail investors; AXA group said it would build 'fund of funds' for socially responsible investing; Jason Mann will launch a healthcare hedge fund in June; Aberdeen Asset expected to complete a new fund that invests in Brazilian stocks and government debt; AMP Capital launched a long/short equity strategy; Ken Xu is setting up his own hedge fund in Hong Kong; Gary Klopfenstein is leaving Mesirow Financial to open a boutique firm focused on currency and alternative investments; Eigenvector Capital launched its first fund that focuses on systematic value-based strategy, Gottex Fund developed a new fund that provides retail investors access to endowments; and a team of investment veterans to launch a global emerging market hedge fund for Gemfonds.

361 Capital said it would expand its alternative mutual fund offerings through new single-manager strategies.

The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index was up 0.04% mid-May (+0.42% YTD); And the Barclay Hedge Fund Index slid 0.24% in April (+1.14% YTD).

400 Capital returned strong performance with 3.26% gains in Q1; Eton Park Capital gained 0.9% in April as tensions in Ukraine boost Cheniere Energy; AM Capital Advisors ......................

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