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21 May. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund managers continue launching UCITS funds: hedge fund news, week 20 [more]

In the week ending 20 May, 2016, Tages Capital has launched a global credit long/short fund called Tages Fore UCITS Fund; Capital Group will launch a UCITS version of its flagship U.S. equities strategy, Investment Company of America; and Lyxor Asset has partnered with SEB to launch an innovative da

15 May. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: 282 US public pensions, 20% more than 2010, invest in hedge funds with 10% average allocation: hedge fund news, week 19 [more]

In the week ending 13 May, 2016, Data from Preqin showed that institutional investors, like public pensions, are sticking with hedge funds despite frustrations. The number of public pensions that use hedge funds has steadily increased to 282 in 2016 from 234 in 2010, while the average hedge f

07 May. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: With searches on for $20bn new hedge fund mandates, institutions don’t follow NYCERS: hedge fund news, week 18 [more]

In the week ending 06 May, 2016, institutional investors are not following New York City's lead to dump hedge funds, data showed. Through April 28 2016, institutions hand

02 May. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: South Korean hedge fund growth to buck the trend: hedge fund news, week 17 [more]

In the week ending 29 April, 2016, in outlooks, Dan Loeb described the first quarter as "washout" and "catastrophic" for hedge funds and predicted a

23 Apr. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Despite falling hedge fund assets, industry sees high quality launches: hedge fund news, week 16 [more]

In the week ending 22 April, 2016, the HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report showed that hedge funds assets declined $15.1bn in Q1, marking not only the largest quarterly outflow since 2Q09, but also the first consecutive quarters of outflows since 2009; Eurekahedge reported that hedge funds

16 Apr. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Funds of hedge funds need at least $4.4bn to survive and thrive [more]

In the week ending 15 April, 2016, a survey has found that the evolution of funds of funds reflects the changing roles of traditional fund of funds in th

09 Apr. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: A bunch of top hedge funds suffered losses in March: hedge fund news, week 14 [more]

In the week ending 08 Apr, 2016, data from HSBC showed that a bunch of top hedge funds sustained performance losses in March while hedge funds in South Africa serviced by Peregrine Capital

02 Apr. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Some US mega hedge funds gain ground again in Q1: hedge fund news, week 13 [more]

In the week ending 11 March, 2016, in the U.S., hedge funds are crowding into U.S. Treasuries, and that has bond traders bracing for more turbulence. Daniel Loeb's Third Point Partners fund gained 3.2% in March but is off 1.9% for the year while Barry Rosenstein's Jana Partners Fund i

26 Mar. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds gain by mid-March but still down for the year: hedge fund news, week 12 [more]

In the week ending 25 March, 2016, the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index gained +0.66% (-2.32% YTD); The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index

19 Mar. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Clerkenwell Matterhorn real estate hedge fund up net 91% since inception in Sept. 2012: hedge fund news, week 11 [more]

In the week ending 18 March, 2016, Opalesque reported the Clerkenwell Matterhorn Fund is up net 91% since inception in Sept. 2012, annualizing a 20.5% net return

12 Mar. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Florida’s State Board of Administration content with hedge fund returns and fee level: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]

In the week ending 11 March, 2016, Florida’s State Board of Administration has said that its hedge fund investments produced a handsome profit for the pension fund. For the three years that ended Nov. 30, Florida made an average annual return of 9.6 percent on its hedge fund investments after expens

05 Mar. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: One third of investors search for new alternative investments: hedge fund news, week 09 [more]

In the week ending 04 March, 2016, it was reported that one third of investors are carrying out manager searches for new alternative investment mandates. Research among c

27 Feb. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Investors to add hedge funds, quant strategies in 2016: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]

In the week ending 26 February, 2016, a Deutsche Bank survey showed that hedge fund investors are backing equity long-short for 2016; the Alternative

20 Feb. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Warren Buffett’s chosen index in commanding lead over hedge funds : hedge fund news, week 07 [more]

In the week ending 19 February, 2016, in miscellaneous hedge fund news it was reported that Warren Buffett’s chosen index fund holds a commanding lead over a collection

13 Feb. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Short hedge funds and managed futures shine in early 2016: hedge fund news, week 06 [more]

In the week ending 12 February, 2016, while some of the biggest hedge funds are reporting negative performances so far this year, the HSBC Hedge Fund performance showed that short hedge funds and managed futures are

06 Feb. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Investors put $29bn in quant hedge funds reversing 2014 trend: hedge fund news, week 05 [more]

In the week ending 05 February 2016 it was reported that quant hedge funds, who use mathematical models to bet across asset classes, raised a net $29bn last year, reversing a $16bn outflow in 2014. Meanwhile, a report by Barclays has found that recent trends in fees, liquidity and transparency sugge

30 Jan. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds beat equities. liquid alts in 2015: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]

In the week ending 29 January, 2016, AIMA reported that hedge funds outperformed stocks and bonds on a risk-adjusted basis last year; a study by Beachhead Capi

23 Jan. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Only 72 hedge funds launched in 2015, down from 149 in 2012 : hedge fund news, week 03 [more]

In the week ending 22 January, 2016, a Eurekahedge report said hedge fund launches are on the decline with 72 recorded last year (until November) from 117 launches in 2014 and 14

16 Jan. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds brace, fund liquidations up 25%: hedge fund news, week 03 [more]

In the week ending 16 January, 2016, the outlook amongst hedge funds is that they are said to be bracing for more pain this year. The pace of hedge fund liquidations climbed

09 Jan. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: Continued institutional demand ensures billions of hedge fund inflows also in 2016: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]

In the week ending 08 January, 2016, the outlook of eVestment showed that the hedge fund industry is, barring the occurrence of an outlier event, in a decent position for another year of growth. Hedge funds are seen to attract between $50 billion and $60 billion in new assets in 2016, with in

02 Jan. 2016. Opalesque Roundup: As China counts 24,625 hedge funds, managers globally hope for better opportunities in 2016: hedge fund news, week 53 [more]

In the week ending 01 January, 2016, the Asset Management Association of China has announced that 24,625 hedge funds are active onshore in Mainland China (“sunshine funds”, see also the recent Opalesque Hong Kong Roundtable for more

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    Hedge fund ETFs take a battering From It was a blow for the hedge fund world when Hillary Clinton’s son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky announced he would be closing his Greek-focused fund after it plummeted in value by 90%, just two years after it launched. For passive investor

  2. Ares Capital to buy American Capital in $3.4 billion deal[more]

    From Ares Management's business development company Ares Capital Corp. is buying troubled BDC American Capital for $3.43 billion, said a joint news release by the BDCs and another release by Ares Management. Ares Capital Corp.'s assets are expected to grow to about $13.2 billion when t

  3. Launches - Man Group and American Beacon launch new emerging debt fund, Nikko AM launches new Japan equity UCITS fund[more]

    Man Group and American Beacon launch new emerging debt fund American Beacon Advisors, an experienced provider of investment advisory services to institutional and retail markets, launched the American Beacon GLG Total Return Fund today. The Fund became effective May 20. The America

  4. Emerging markets hedge funds perform strongly, but capital base erodes[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Latin American Emerging Markets and Russian hedge funds lead industry gains in the first months of 2016, posting strong performances through April as global and EM equity, commodity and currency markets surged in recent weeks following steep losses to begin the year

  5. Americas - Australian banks sending U.S. hedge funds broke, Ryan Puerto Rico ‘rescue’ bill could be windfall for hedge funds[more]

    Australian banks sending U.S. hedge funds broke From US hedge funds are not having the best of years. Profits are hard to find, they're underperforming and the punters are losing patience, withdrawing US$15 billion ($20.8 billion) in the March quarter. They're expected to wit