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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund launches continue unabated: hedge fund news, week 09

Saturday, February 21, 2015

In the week ending 20 February, 2015, hedge funds have started their 2015 performance in the black as the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark gained 0.07% in January; 36 South Capital gained 2.5% from central-bank surprises; Dan Elsberry said he expects hedge fund returns to catch up with high-flying equities; Andrew S. Peskin’s Omniversal ‘very small CTA’ averages 6.90% per month since April’14 inception; and Old Park Capital's $300m Maestro Managed Futures Strategy continued its winning streak and returned 0.53% in January.

Tiger Global Management has raised $700 to launch a new internet hedge fund called Tiger Global Internet Opportunities; Shilpi Chowdhary has started a multistrategy fund with $130m that seeks to gain from weakness in the euro; Ortus Capital has announced the launch of Ko-Zhou Fundamental FX Fund which will commence trading in mid-March; Skënderbeg Funds has launched four traditional single-manager funds together with Your Wealth AG; and Venus Capital Management has launched the Venus India Structured Finance Fund.

Some 370 hedge funds shut down in Europe in 2014, data from Eurekahedge showed.

The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained +1.08% in mid-February; The Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 0.03% in January as macro funds profit from market turmoil; The UCIT......................

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