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08 Dec. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund closures overshadow new launches in 2018: hedge fund news, week 49 [more]

In the week ending December 7th, 2018, Eurekahedge reported 463 hedge fund launches this year up to the end of October versus 477 fund closures. The majority of funds that

01 Dec. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Investors redeem record amounts from emerging market hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 48 [more]

In the week ending November 30th 2018 Hedge Fund Research (HFR) said that emerging market hedge funds are on track for their worst annual performance since 2011, extending their losse

24 Nov. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: More hedge funds faced closure in the week: hedge fund news, week 47 [more]

Also in the week ending November 23rd 2018, a number of hedge funds have closed their doors. Macquarie Group has shut Asia's oldest quantitative equity hedge fund after a poor performance in recent years. PCA Investments Holding Co, Ltd, a joint venture between the China Investment Corporation (

17 Nov. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds 'Unfriend' Facebook: hedge fund news, week 46 [more]

In the week ending November 16th 2018, hedge funds have begun to dump the social media company Facebook's stock as it has come under scrutiny following a massive data breach scandal and other controversies like election manipulation led its founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, to defend the compan

10 Nov. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: "Big three" who started hedge funds this year all down in October: hedge fund news, week 45 [more]

In a major test for the "big three" who started hedge funds this year - Dan Sundheim, Steve Cohen and Michael Gelband - none of them reportedly made money in October. Daniel Sundheim's D1 Capital Partners lost money last month and is down about 5% on the year. One of Pelham Capital

04 Nov. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds to grow slower than other alternative asset classes next five years: hedge fund news, week 44 [more]

In the week ending October 2nd 2018, a Preqin survey said that hedge funds will grow by 31%, rising from $3.6 tn as at December 2017 to $4.7tn within the next five years as alternative in

27 Oct. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Market downturn said to cause hedge fund 'bloodbath': hedge fund news, week 43 [more]

In the week ending October 26th 2018, hedge funds, that were already headed for their worst year ever before this month's tumble, got pummeled as October volatility has spiked the market. Given that Friday's turbulence was not included in the data, this could now be the worst month for long/short he

20 Oct. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Sears and Tears - Hedge fund manager's instincts proved wrong: hedge fund news, week 42 [more]

In the week ending October 19th 2018, the instincts of the hedge fund manager Edward S. Lampert, who was celebrated for his intellect, ambition and prodigious work ethic, proved wrong. He has spent the last 14 years steering Sears as it spun off businesses, took on debt and, this week, filed for ban

14 Oct. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Half of the 600+ crypto funds are hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 41 [more]

Crypto hedge funds constitute just under half (303 funds) of the broader class of crypto funds, which includes not only crypto hedge funds, but crypto venture capital and crypto private equity funds. There are currently 622 crypto funds of all types, said a new report from

07 Oct. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge-funds bleed-out and shut down: hedge fund news, week 40 [more]

In the week ending October 5th 2018 two hedge funds with almost $15 billion in total assets have announced they are folding. One of the biggest hedge funds, Boston-based Highfields Capital Management, which manages about $12 billion, announced that it is winding down due to lackluster returns. Crite

29 Sep. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: A bitter taste of summer for hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 39 [more]

In the week ending September 28th 2018, Lyxor's Cross Asset Research team explained that there was "no turn in sight yet in September" for hedge fund performance and alpha. Although hedg

22 Sep. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund managers are done with fee cuts: hedge fund news, week 38 [more]

In the week ending September 21st 2018 a new survey by PwC and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) found that over 70% of alternative fund managers sur

15 Sep. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Emerging managers and ESG rank high on European investors' wish list: hedge fund news, week 37 [more]

In the week ending September 14th 2018 a study showed that 75% of European investors prefer to allocate additional capital to new or emerging managers, defined as those with f

08 Sep. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Emerging hedge funds' break even AUM sinks to $85m, however marketing remains a challenge: hedge fund news, week 36 [more]

In the week ending September 7th 2018 a research by AIMA and prime broker GPP found the emerging hedge fund industry robust and healthy, with the amount at w

01 Sep. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Investors added $5.85bn to hedge funds in July, lifting industry AUM to $3.307tn: hedge fund news, week 35 [more]

In the week ending August 31st 2018, global hedge fund flows were reported to be positive in July, with investors adding an estimated $5.85bn to funds around the world and b

25 Aug. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Over 60% of institutional hedge fund investors are US based: hedge fund news, week 34 [more]

In the week ending 24 August 2018, Preqin released a special report 'Hedge fund spotlight', which revealed that the US remains a key driver of the hedge fund

18 Aug. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: The hedge fund that beat Buffett, turning $10K into $1.3m in 18 years: hedge fund news, week 32 [more]

In the week ending 17 August 2018, Billionfold Asset posts 15% gain YTD in Korea even as the local market slumps; Citadel converted $10,000 investment in 1990 into $1.3m, outstripp

12 Aug. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Investors are coming back to hedge funds after a rough few years: hedge fund news, week 32 [more]

In the week ending 10 August, 2018, a Credit Suisse survey showed that investors are coming back to hedge funds after a rough few years. Callan's sixth a

05 Aug. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: The world's top hedge funds will not accept money just from anybody: hedge fund news, week 31 [more]

In the week ending 03 August, 2018, the WSJ wrote that all the money in the world can't get you into some of the world's best hedge funds, and investors who can&#

29 Jul. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds suffer 2nd quarterly net redemption: hedge fund news, week 30 [more]

In the week ending 27 July 2018, investors withdrew an estimated $7.88 billion from global hedge funds in June 2018, bringing overall Q2 2018 net flows for the indust

22 Jul. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Investors pull $2.8bn from macro hedge funds in Q2: hedge fund news, week 29 [more]

In the week ending 29 July, 2018, Investors pulled about $3 billion from hedge funds in the second quarter, the first quarterly outflow since early 2017. Macro hedg

15 Jul. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds pledge $2.2 trillion of collateral assets to banks in 2017: hedge fund news, week 28 [more]

In the week ending 13 July, 2018, some $2.2 trillion of collateral assets have been pledged to the major banks from hedge funds in 2017. Total pledged collateral from non-hedge

08 Jul. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: European hedge funds more successful than North American in terms of asset flows: hedge fund news, week 27 [more]

In the week ending 06 July, 2018, reports said that the European hedge fund industry had a more successful 2017 than North America in terms of asset flows. Emboldened by the positive year in terms of capital flows, almost 40% of Europe-based hedge fund managers surveyed by Preqin in November 2017 pl

01 Jul. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Crypto hedge fund grows to $1bn+ while Shiller calls Bitcoin non-rational epidemic of enthusiasm: hedge fund news, week 26 [more]

In the week ending 29 June 2018, in FinTech, regulatory filings showed that Polychain Capital became the first crypto fund with more than $1 billion in assets under management (could be less now with the recent slump). Andreessen Horowitz debuted a $300 million investment fund that will spec

17 Jun. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Investors keep adding to hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 24 [more]

In the week ending 15 June, 2018, the SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index for June 2018 rose 0.52%, reflecting positive net flows. The exclusive "$1bn club" of investor

09 Jun. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: $1.85 trillion Japan behemoth to launch $1.5bn internal hedge fund: hedge fund news, week 23 [more]

In the week ending 19 January, 2018, Japan Post Bank is set to launch an in-house hedge fund later this year. The creation of the fund, targeted to raise US$1.5 billion, i

03 Jun. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds the investment of choice of institutions for rocky markets: hedge fund news, week 22 [more]

In the week ending 01 June, 2018, Hedge funds may be gaining favour with institutional investors, like endowments and foundations, a poll by NEPC of asset allocators

26 May. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Women-run hedge funds outperform significantly over 1, 3, 5 and 10 years: hedge fund news, week 21 [more]

In the week ending 25 May, 2018, a review of hedge fund showed that that women fund managers beat their male counterparts in the performance department by tw

19 May. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Institutional investors are no longer on the sidelines about crypto: hedge fund news, week 20 [more]

In the week ending 18 May, 2018, in FinTech, institutional investors are no longer watching crypto from the sidelines and now wants a front seat in the action. Goldman Sachs as the very first institutional bank in the U.S. said it will soon leverage its own money to trade contracts linked to

12 May. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Some cryptocurrency hedge funds stand out having adopted 'alternative' trading strategies: hedge fund news, week 19 [more]

In the week ending 11 April, 2018, in FinTech, Stonegate Octic All-Weather Blockchain Master Fund is a good example how "alternative" trading strategies such as relative value are becoming more common among cryptocurrency hedge funds, rather than just providing a "long-only&qu

05 May. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Big reshuffle on the top end of UK hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 18 [more]

In the week ending 04 May, 2018 it was reported that Chris Rokos's new investment firm Rokos Capital now has more assets than Brevan Howard Asset Management as clients continue to quit Brevan, the firm Rokos once co-founded with Alan Howard. Rokos reportedly made $4 billion for Brevan How

28 Apr. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: 100 cryptocurrency hedge fund launches expected in 2018: hedge fund news, week 17 [more]

In the week ending 27 April, 2018, FinTech reports expect nearly 100 crypto fund launches in 2018, based on the pace throughout the first part of the year. Total cryptocurrency fund assets could easily double in 2018. With 34 new launches in 2018, these funds have become the fastest growing

22 Apr. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund assets climb for 7 straight quarters as investors reduce equity beta: hedge fund news, week 16 [more]

In the week ending 22 April, 2018, total hedge fund assets increased in the first quarter of the year, rising to a seventh consecutive record as investors reduced equity market beta in favour of M&A-focused Event-Driven (ED) exposures and fixed income-based Relative Value Arbitrage (RVA) stra

14 Apr. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund investors doubt artificial intelligence can be relied on for fundamental investing : hedge fund news, week 15. [more]

In the week ending 13 March, 2018, participants at a recent Opalesque Roundtable in Connecticut explained how artificial intelligence and machine learning can offer meaningf

07 Apr. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: 83% of endowments and 66% of foundations now invest in hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 14 [more]

In the week ending 06 April, 2018, institutional investors are now the largest allocators in hedge funds with more than $2tln invested in the space. 83% of U.S. en

01 Apr. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: High demand for hedge fund products seen to continue throughout 2018: hedge fund news, week 13 [more]

In the week ending 30 March, 2018, big investors are expected to allocate $40 billion in new assets to hedge funds this year following reports that in February alone investors

24 Mar. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: A.W. Jones, hedge fund pioneer since 1949, launches alternative investment boutique: hedge fund news, week 12 [more]

In the week ending 23 March, 2018, A.W. Jones has launched A.W. Jones Private Advisors, a boutique investment advisory with a specialization in alternative investments. The b

17 Mar. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds expected to make a dramatic comeback this year: hedge fund news, week 11 [more]

In the week ending 16 March, 2018, a new report by Preqin showed that hedge funds are expected to make a performance comeback this year. Still, some big-name hedge funds are s

10 Mar. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Number of crypto hedge funds seen to further rise: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]

In the week ending 09 March, 2018, in FinTech, Autonomous NEXT estimates that 226 hedge funds are operating in the cryptocurrency space as of February 2018 with around $3.5 to 5bn in assets. Telegram coin is on track to pull in a billion dollars in just four months and Coinbase is eyeing the

03 Mar. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Some big name hedge funds report profits in 2018 after losing out in 2017: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]

In the week ending 02 March, 2018, some hedge funds did something right posting gains during the market's recent meltdown: Caxton Associates, Graham Capital and Tudor Investment were up during the turbulent start to 2018 after having reported losses in 2017. Man Group also reported a strong

24 Feb. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: More hedge funds come forth that profited from volatility: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]

In the week ending 23 February, 2018, more hedge funds came forth sharing they were on the right side when volatility spiked in early February. For example, Florida-based Global Sigma's AGSF strategy

17 Feb. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Investors regain confidence in hedge funds, allocating again: hedge fund news, week 07 [more]

In the week ending 16 February, 2018, a Deutsche Bank study showed that investors are still confident hedge funds could provide them good returns and al

10 Feb. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: The VIX spiked 118% as market extended its losses to a new record: hedge fund news, week 06 [more]

In the week ending 9 February, 2018, In the on-going Flash Crash, the VIX spiked 118% on Monday as the market extended its losses to a new record, sending the market into another cris

04 Feb. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: More crypto hedge funds launch despite Bitcoin slump: hedge fund news, week 05 [more]

In the week ending 02 February, 2018, reports showed that more and more cryptocurrency and blockchain hedge funds are being launched despite the recent pullback of crypto currencies. Sina Nader as raised $50m of the $100m he is seeking for a new cryptocurrency fund of funds; Tim Lewkow and E

27 Jan. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: In 2017 investors put most money into sub $1bn hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]

In the week ending 26 January, 2018, the hedge funds space ended 2017 with the strongest capital inflows since 2Q15 driving total assets to the new recor

21 Jan. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds' asset base grew by $219.0bn in 2017, the highest since 2014 : hedge fund news, week 03 [more]

In the week ending 19 January, 2018, the asset base for the hedge fund industry grew by $219.0bn in 2017 - the highest growth in AUM since 2014. York Capital is planning a €25

13 Jan. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds up in 21 of the trailing 22 months: hedge fund news, week 02 [more]

In the week ending 12 January, 2018, the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index had a perfect year and is up 8.5% in 2017 (+0.9% in December). The index a

06 Jan. 2018. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds start new year with wave of new fund launches: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]

In the week ending 05 January, 2018, it was reported that Michael Gelband will start his long-anticipated hedge fund in the next six months after resolving a hiring dispute with billionaire Izzy Englander; Disciplina Asset Management

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