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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds assets to reach $4.81tln by 2018: hedge fund news, week 24

Sunday, June 08, 2014

In the week ending 06 May, 2014, a comprehensive study by Citi Investor Services predicted hedge funds assets to increase by 81% to $4.81tln by 2018. Preqin also confirmed that hedge funds are managing more assets despite lagging returns. Assets of emerging market hedge funds rose to record level despite suffering losses from their Russian exposures.

Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners raised $500m for AIP Strategic Opportunities Fund I; and V2 Capital surpassed half billion in AUM ($510 million) in its fundraising efforts through the end of May.

Negative publicity is limiting fund-raising for clean technology funds in the UK.

Manny Singh is planning to launch a global long-short equity fund in the third quarter; and Preqin also reported launches of activist hedge funds are on the rise.

Global investment firm KKR & Co LP said it would close down its equity hedge fund; Aviva Investors is to close its UK Absolute Return fund and Diversified Strategy fund; and commodity hedge fund Opus is winding down because of challenging market.

The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index posted 0.9% positive performance in May (+0.92% YTD); HFR further said hedge funds and fund of funds posted gains across all main strategies and that growth, emerging markets, activist & yield alternative strategies lead per......................

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