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Opalesque Roundup: Investors to pump $49bn into liquid alternatives over the next year: hedge fund news, week 38

Saturday, September 13, 2014

In the week ending 12 September, 2014, investors are expected to pump $49bn of fresh assets into funds that mimic hedge fund tactics over the next year - liquid alternatives. Hedge fund investors added more cash than they redeemed from the asset class in September; Carlyle Group’s Asia fund assets reached $13.6bn; several hedge funds reaped profits on FHA’s decision to sell distressed loans; CIBC Mellon wins $1bn mandate from Arrow Capital Management; Fifth Street Asset had recently submitted to federal regulatory authorities its application for an IPO; hedge funds are targeting SMSFs as a future source of investment capital; and Pelargos Capital is seeking to more than triple over the next three to five years the assets of its Japan Alpha Fund.

Algebris Investments said it was planning to launch a $500m hedge fund that buys Italian debt; Emmanuel Hermann is opening a new fund specialized in risk arbitrage, credit and distressed assets; Seven Sages Capital is in the process of launching its second fund from Midtown Manhattan; Advantage Capital launched a special situations/M&A fund; Paul Harvey and Mark Bright received regulatory approval to launch their hedge fund; and Brett Icahn has scuttled plans to strike out on his own with a new hedge-fund firm.

Olean Capital Management CTA in conjunction with Armory Advisors LLC has announced the launch of Olean Capital Management CTA.

CogentHedge announced plans to shut down.

The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index was up 1.56% in August (+4.10% YTD); The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index gained 1.57% (+4.22% YTD); The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rebounded and gained 1.36% (4.22%); The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.9% (YTD +1.7%); eVestment said hedge funds ......................

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