In the week ending 07 March, 2014, the IMF said big institutional investors account for 80% of the $500bn that plowed into emerging market sovereign debt in the last few years; hedge funds are keeping exposure in emerging markets at a low level because of the turmoil in the segment; emerging market-focused hedge funds suffered sharp losses at the start of 2014; and GFIA said emerging market long/short managers with low net exposure helped investors curb losses.
Anil Ahuja is raising $100m from institutional investors to launch an India-focused hedge fund.
Infinium Capital hedge fund stopped trading and is working to wind down the company.
The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained 1.59% in February (+1.34% YTD);
The HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index was up 1.20% (+1.02% YTD);
And the IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index rose 1.54% (+3.10% YTD).
Citi Prime said hedge funds performance in January was between -0.24% and +0.54% but outperformed the index; eVestment said hedge fund performance was strongly positive in February with average returns the highest since January 2012; Solar energy farms generated alpha for hedge funds; Anthony Lawler of GAM said most hedge funds posted positive results in February; the best ways to be more successful in investments is to follow the movements of reputable hedge funds said Marketrealist.com; Salus Alpha RN Special Situations fund delivered +1.90% returns in January; Daniel Loeb scored strong gains in February with 4.4% returns; Bridgewater Associates' Pure Alpha fund gained 3.04% in February; Jonathan Goldberg's BBL Commodities gained 7% in 2013 after the winter rally in U.S
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