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Opalesque Roundup: A number of hedge funds, both big and small, are recording double-digit gains this year: hedge fund news, week 37

Saturday, September 05, 2015

In the week ending 04 September, 2015, a number of hedge funds, both big and small, are recording double-digit gains this year, mostly showing positive performance; hedge funds are winning again as their favorite stocks are beating the market in the past month; Universa Investments profited more than $1bn shorting strategy that profits when financial markets melt down; Och-Ziff Capital lost 1.75% during the past week and dropped 12.94% in the last four weeks; certain hedge funds have not been quick to post their performance after some of the most volatile markets in years; Raymond Dalio, William Ackman, and Daniel Loeb suffered losses in August; Crispin Odey’s main hedge fund has gained 9% this month after a series of bets against the health of Chinese investments; Greenlight Capital fell 5.3%, extending the roughly $12bn firm's loss for the year to 13.8%; target-date funds have had a mixed record during the recent wild swings of the market; data from Eurekahedge and Bloomberg show that China-focused hedge funds posted their worst performance in almost 16 years in August. Market Vectors long/short equity indices suffered losses during August volatile market; and Barry Rosenstein told investors that his Jana Partners fund lost 4.3% last month.

Shares in Man Group fell more than 6% in early trade last week following a report the head of its China unit had been taken into custody; 36 South Capital gained more than 10% in August from China’s surprise devaluation; Visium Asset's healthcare oriented Visium Balanced Fund posted double digit returns of 11.2%; Gree......................

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