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Opalesque Roundup: Investments by U.S. public pensions in hedge funds at new peak: hedge fund news, week 33

Saturday, August 16, 2014

In the week ending 15 August, 2014, Wilshire Associates said investments by U.S. public pensions in hedge funds peaked the highest since 2011. The branding of a hedge fund drives the majority of asset flows according to Don Steinbrugge; BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research said the hedge fund industry took in $7.7bn (0.3% of assets) in June; Bill Ackman said he plans to take one of his funds, Pershing Square Holdings, public later this; Ares Management's assets under management totaled $79.2bn as of June 30; and Matthew Sidman has raised $1.2bn for an event-driven hedge fund within months of starting the pool.

BlackRock launched multi-manager alternatives fund for retail investors; Morgan Stanley has launched MS Kairos Enhanced Selection UCITS Fund under its FundLogic Alternatives; Apollo Global is raising a new fund to raise a short credit fund; Ryan Pedlow's Two Creeks Capital Management raised $1.5bn for its launch this summer; Reliance Capital launched its first Alternate Investment Fund and is targeting to raise over Rs 5,000 crore; Deutsche Asset Management India launched an arbitrage fund; Polar Star to launch two new balanced commodity hedge funds this month; and Jeff Sica launched a new alternative investments firm for RIAs.

The S&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index fell 0.37% in July (+3.93% YTD); And all Newedge managed futures indices posted negative p......................

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