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20 Dec. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Hong Kong hedge fund exploits China credit opportunities: hedge fund news, week 52 [more]
13 Dec. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: More US retirement plans boost hedge fund strategies: hedge fund news, week 51 [more]
06 Dec. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Some hedge fund leaders posted strong returns in November: hedge fund news, week 50 [more]
29 Nov. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: October has been a bloodbath for hedge fund performance: hedge fund news, week 48 [more]
22 Nov. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Lesser known hedge funds among top performers in 2014: hedge fund news, week 48 [more]
15 Nov. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds expected to plunge into China mainland shares as Hong Kong-Shanghai link debuts on Monday: hedge fund news, week 47 [more]
08 Nov. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds outpaced by “alternative beta”, FX: hedge fund news, week 46 [more]
01 Nov. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Strong performance pushed hedge fund bonus up: hedge fund news, week 45 [more]
25 Oct. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds report a host of new launches and asset raising milestones in Q3: hedge fund news, week 44 [more]
18 Oct. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Blackstone, Einhorn, Fortress, Man Group lead hedge funds' asset raising efforts: hedge fund news, week 43 [more]
11 Oct. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Despite negative performance in Q3, hedge funds add $18.4bn in August: hedge fund news, week 42 [more]
04 Oct. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Largest U.S. hedge funds control more assets than ever, but one third lost assets in 2014: hedge fund news, week 41 [more]
27 Sep. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Texas Teacher's hedge funds generated alpha of 5.5%: hedge fund news, week 40 [more]
20 Sep. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: CalPERS not the only pension to divest entire hedge fund program: hedge fund news, week 39 [more]
13 Sep. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Investors to pump $49bn into liquid alternatives over the next year: hedge fund news, week 38 [more]
06 Sep. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Stocks with higher levels of hedge fund ownership display higher relative return: hedge fund news, week 37 [more]
30 Aug. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds assets still over $3 Trillion in July: hedge fund news, week 36 [more]
23 Aug. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: 60% of women surveyed say alternatives will be core holding: hedge fund news, week 35 [more]
16 Aug. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Investments by U.S. public pensions in hedge funds at new peak: hedge fund news, week 33 [more]
10 Aug. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds, private equity to grab 40% of revenues by 2020: hedge fund news, week 33 [more]
02 Aug. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Fund of hedge funds assets rose $21.93bn in Q1: hedge fund news, week 32 [more]
26 Jul. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Banks helped hedge fund avoid $8bn in taxes: hedge fund news, week 31 [more]
19 Jul. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Global alternative assets reached $5.7tln: hedge fund news, week 30 [more]
12 Jul. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds raised $16.9bn in May while mutual funds also become more popular for alternative strategies: hedge fund news, week 29 [more]
05 Jul. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Blackstone latest entrant to hedge funds game through independent management companies: hedge fund news, week 28 [more]
28 Jun. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Investors face pros and cons of hedge fund investing: hedge fund news, week 27 [more]
22 Jun. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund launches rose in early 2014: hedge fund news, week 26 [more]
14 Jun. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds’ assets exceeded $2.1 trillion in May: hedge fund news, week 25 [more]
08 Jun. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds assets to reach $4.81tln by 2018: hedge fund news, week 24 [more]
31 May. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: London and Connecticut compete for hedge funds' #2 spot: hedge fund news, week 23 [more]
24 May. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund redemptions rose to 4.32% in mid-May: hedge fund news, week 22 [more]
18 May. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds disclose Q1 positions: hedge fund news, week 21 [more]
11 May. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Age outweighs size for hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 20 [more]
03 May. 2014 Opalesque Roundup: Shorting small caps best performing hedge fund strategy since 2012: hedge fund news, week 19 [more]
27 Apr. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund assets reached $2.931tln: hedge fund news, week 18 [more]
20 Apr. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds attract $55bn new money in Q1: hedge fund news, week 17 [more]
12 Apr. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Oldest and biggest hedge funds have the most assets: hedge fund news, week 16 [more]
05 Apr. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Pension funds now largest and fastest growing hedge fund investors: hedge fund news, week 15 [more]
29 Mar. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Asset concentation at largest US and UK hedge funds goes on unabated: hedge fund news, week 14 [more]
22 Mar. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Investments in hedge funds surged to pre-crisis level: hedge fund news, week 13 [more]
16 Mar. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Several hedge funds posted strong gains in February: hedge fund news, week 12 [more]
08 Mar. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Big institutional investors account for 80% of emerging market bonds: hedge fund news, week 11 [more]
02 Mar. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds saw a resurgence in inflows in 2013: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]
23 Feb. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund assets could reach $3tln by year-end : hedge fund news, week 09 [more]
16 Feb. 2014 Global asset management industry to reach $100tln by 2020: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]
08 Feb. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Defined benefit plans prefer hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 07 [more]
01 Feb. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Majority of hedge funds exceeded performance expectations in 2013 : hedge fund news, week 05 [more]
25 Jan. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Alternative and hedge fund assets peak as equities turn choppy: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]
18 Jan. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Over-diversification – the risk of hiring too many hedge fund managers: hedge fund news, week 03 [more]
11 Jan. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund of funds post best results in four years, but investors still pull out - hedge fund news, week 02 [more]
04 Jan. 2014 Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds gained $225bn+ in 2013: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]
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    Big hedge funds win again on PetSmart, Riverbed From CNBC.com: Another week, another set of wins for activist investors. On Sunday, pet supply retailer PetSmart agreed to the largest leveraged buyout of the year at $8.7 billion. Hedge fund firm JANA Partners had been pushing for a sale a

  2. Outlook - Hedge fund manager who remembers 1998 rout says prepare for pain, Bond guru Bill Gross predicts U.S. economic growth to dip to 2%[more]

    Hedge fund manager who remembers 1998 rout says prepare for pain From Bloomberg.com: Stephen Jen landed in Hong Kong in early January 1997 as Morgan Stanley’s newly minted exchange-rate strategist for Asia. He was soon working around the clock when investors began targeting the region’s

  3. Investing - Hedge funds get boost from healthcare in 2014, Paulson & Co takes stake in Salix on heels of inventory issues[more]

    Hedge funds get boost from healthcare in 2014 From Valuewalk.com: The healthcare sector started the year on a turbulent note, as stocks of many major biotechnology companies were battered. However, most of the players in this sector have bounced back. The BarclayHedge Healthcare & Biotec

  4. Comment - High fees and low performance hit hedge funds[more]

    From FT.com: Disenchantment over high fees and lackluster performance may finally be turning the tide against hedge funds, fresh data suggest. Despite generally weak returns since the global financial crisis, hedge funds have enjoyed positive net inflows every year since 2010. This helped assets und

  5. Performance - Lansdowne, Man Group, other hedge funds profit from shorts in oil, Turmoil boosts hedge funds that bet against Russia, oil, CTAs post strongest returns since December 2010[more]

    Lansdowne, Man Group, other hedge funds profit from shorts in oil From Valuewalk.com: The rising short interest in oil companies implies that the worst for oil is yet to come. Data from Markit shows that short exposure in energy sector of S&P 500 is still looming close to the highest mar