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26 Mar. 2017. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund liquidations surpass 2009 numbers as industry shrinks below 10,000 funds: hedge fund news, week 12 [more]

In the week ending 24 March, 2017 it was reported that the number of hedge fund liquidations in 2016 have surpassed the 2009 financial crisis level. For

18 Mar. 2017. Opalesque Roundup: Are new hedge funds abandoning equity strategies? Hedge fund news, week 11 [more]

In the week ending 17 March, 2017, a Seward & Kissel study showed that a rising number of newly launched hedge funds are employing non-equity-based investment strateg

11 Mar. 2017. Opalesque Roundup: A new hedge fund seeder emerges out of Chicago: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]

In the week ending 10 March, 2017, Scott Schweighauser, who from 1994 until 2016 has been a key figure at Chicago based hedge fund of funds Aurora, has launched Bore

05 Mar. 2017. Opalesque Roundup: Despite improvements in performance and fee structures, hedge funds of funds to further consolidate: hedge fund news, week 09 [more]

Reports in the week ending 03 March, 2017, said the fund of hedge funds sector remains in a period of consolidation; the report added that hedge funds inve

25 Feb. 2017. Opalesque Roundup: Former Citadel head of equities could top this year's hedge fund launches with $1bn fund: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]

In the week ending 24 February, 2017, former Citadel money manager Brandon Haley is gearing up for the biggest hedge fund launch so far this year with $1bn in capital. Philippe Laffont, Louis Bacon, and Steve Cohen, are planning to invest in Ben Melkman's Light Sky Macro; Willis Towers Wa

18 Feb. 2017. Opalesque Roundup: All hedge fund strategies except macro and managed futures up nicely in January: hedge fund news, week 07 [more]

In the week ending 17 February, 2017, data from eVestment showed that over 70% of hedge funds reported positive performance. Particularly emerging markets did well, returning 3.37

11 Feb. 2017. Opalesque Roundup: Two of the last hedge funds of funds standing join forces to launch $30bn liquid alts firm: hedge fund news, week 06 [more]

In the week ending 10 February, 2017, KKR and PAAMCO have partnered to launch a new liquid alternatives investment firm by combining PAAMCO and KKR Prisma. Unde

04 Feb. 2017. Opalesque Roundup: Three systematic funds now among the top 20 all time performers: hedge fund news, week 05 [more]

In the week ending 03 February, 2017, computer-based hedge funds have been admitted to a list of the all-time top 20 best performers for the first time. Edmond de Rothschild group's LCH Investments, a fund of hedge funds, gave DE Shaw, Citadel and Two Sigma the ranks 3, 5 and 20 in a me

28 Jan. 2017. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds can't keep up with UCITS sales in Europe: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]

In the week ending 27 January, 2017, it was reported that in Europe UCITS are beating hedge funds in net capital raising. A joint AIMA-Preqin study has shown that hedge funds

21 Jan. 2017. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund fee debate enters new round as investors focus on pass-through fees: hedge fund news, week 03 [more]

In the week ending 20 January, 2016, in other miscellaneous hedge fund news, the hedge fund fee debate has entered a new round as investors focus on pass-through fee

14 Jan. 2017. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund launches in 2016 lowest since 2008: hedge fund news, week 02 [more]

In the week ending 13 January, 2016, data from Hedge Fund Research showed that the number of hedge fund launches in 2016 is set to be the lowest since 2008 with only 576 new funds in the first three quarters. On the FinTech side, LendingRobot has launched an automated hedge fund to buy cr

07 Jan. 2017. Opalesque Roundup: Hope for hedge funds as mutual fund study finds that size will not always impact returns: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]

In the week ending 06 January 2017, a study a study of mutual fund performance in 2016 by research firm Birinyi Associates runs against the conventional wisdom that size would "k

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  1. Hedge fund liquidations in 2016 surpass 2009 levels, new launches decline[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Even as the hedge fund industry's total assets exceeded the $3tln milestone last year, hedge fund liquidations increased. So much so that 2016 had the highest number of liquidations since 2008, claims the latest HFR Market Microstructure Report, re

  2. Hedge funds find no joy in macro as returns lag Trump rally[more]

    From Gulfnews.com: In 2017, macro hedge funds were expected to shine. So far? Not so much. It's been a far from impressive first two months for funds that trade around macroeconomic events. Discretionary funds rose just 0.3 per cent through February, according to Hedge Fund Research Inc., while the

  3. Strategies - Billionaire investor Marc Lasry shares how he's playing markets right now, Classic models are failing FX hedge funds desperate for return[more]

    Billionaire investor Marc Lasry shares how he's playing markets right now From CNBC.com: Buy on the prospect of deregulation. Sell on the enactment of deregulation. That's the strategy that billionaire investor Marc Lasry is implementing, according to an interview with CNBC in Las Vegas

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Aberdeen makes the case for the lower mid-market[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Aberdeen Asset Management has released a new paper focused on lower mid-market private equity. According to the paper, this segment of the private equity market is gaining popularity with private equity investors that are looking for multiple expansion and less

  5. Hedge funds await outcome of French elections, feel pinch on lower oil prices & weak dollar[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds felt the pinch of lower oil prices and weak U.S. dollar as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was marginally down as of the week ending 14 March, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. The Lyxor He