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Review of hedge fund launches, closures, trends, regulatory and legal events - week 8

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London:

Last week, we heard of fund launches from Insynergy and GAM (L/S UCITS China); Swiss Alpha (UCITS quant); Odey; BlackRock (Asia credit); Aisling Analytics (equity); and Theta Capital (FoFs).

Stanley Fink’s International Standard Asset Management (ISAM) formed and alliance with Hite Capital and is plannning the launch of a systematic fund and a fund of managed accounts; Odey Asset Management shut its Asia fund after failing to raise enough money, despite good returns.

Hedgebay launched the Global Illiquid Asset Index for hedge funds trading in side pockets and gated funds; the Scotia Capital Canadian Hedge Fund Index (asset weighted) was up 0.32% in January; Greenwich Alternative Investments launched eight new regional hedge fund indices; Credit Suisse launched an ETN linked to the Credit Suisse Long/Short Liquid Index; and Geneva advisory firm NARA Capital started a series of indices tracking almost 400 UCITS hedge funds and FoFs managing Eur63bn+.

Hedge fund assets may rise 14% (to $1.68tln) in 2010 as proposed regulations has created more confidence according to Eurekahedge Pte; and Blackstone AM saw FoHFs inflows of $500m in 2009.

BlueBay AM’s founders are to sell off their own shares to seed new hedge fund launches; RAB Capital is auctioning stakes in its Special Situations fund for its investors to sell off; Cazenove Absolute UK Dynamic fund won’t reopen until performance improves; a Hennessee Group study showed hedge funds generally lag their traditional counterparts when equity markets experience strong advances; a Credit Suisse survey found hedge funds clinging to fees as only 10% expect a drop.

Hedge funds will increase their investments in distressed debt and equity this year, the Reuters HedgeWorld & Dykema 2010 Insolvency Outlook Survey found; hedge ......................

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