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Opalesque Roundup: Investors face pros and cons of hedge fund investing: hedge fund news, week 27

Saturday, June 28, 2014

In the week ending 27 June, 2014, it was reported that institutional investors put money into hedge funds to get returns that are uncorrelated to equity markets. At the same time, press in the U.S. claimed that corporate pension funds and university endowments have missed the stock rally as a result of the investors' diversification efforts into “underperforming” alternative investments.

A joint survey by AIMA and Barclays said institutional investors are looking to establish closer ties with hedge funds. Massachusetts state pension rehired Arden Asset for advice; Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System raised its allocation to emerging managers; and Milwaukee County Employees' Retirement System issued separate RFPs for a private equity fund of funds.

Hedge fund assets surpassed $3tln in May for the first time, said eVestment; and AMP Capital opened its Asian equity-focused long/short quant fund to outside investors.

Troy Dixon has set up Hollis Park Partners in New York and is working on the launch of a hedge fund; Steven Cho plans to start a macro hedge fund, Kings Peak Asset; Preqin said commodity fund launches have slowed dramatically and is now in an eight-year low; Tikowrie Capital plans to establish the West African country’s first hedge fund; John Stephenson plans to launch a C$40m hedge fund; Schroders teamed up with John Paulson to launch a merger arbitrage fund; Gei Lin quits Capula Investment and started his own hedge fund in New York; Armin von Linde hired Mars Larsson for his new hedge fund Makuria Investment; Gerardine Davies launched PCM Partners in London; and BlackRock has launched a low risk absolute return fund.

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