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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. Institutional investors plan to raise allocations to alternative assets in 2017[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by Context Summits Miami showed that nearly 72% of institutional investors and family offices plan to raise their allocations to alternative asset managers this year, suggesting continued strong demand for the industry. "As many large, brand name f

  2. Comment - Mortgages, mergers and hedge fund fees, Fairholme's Berkowitz responds to court ruling against hedge fund suits of Fannie Mae[more]

    Mortgages, mergers and hedge fund fees From Bloomberg.com: Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit handed down an odd decision in a lawsuit over the government's nationalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The key issue is what's called the "Third Amendment," the 2012

  3. Investing - Hedge funds continue to chase the herd in record Momentum wager, Marshall Wace bets grocer Sainsbury may need rights offering, Hedge fund net exposure has started to retreat, David Tepper's Appaloosa fund makes a huge buy, The 10,000-mile journey to Short Australia, Skeptical hedge fund investors grill Evan Spiegel about Snap's I.P.O.[more]

    Hedge funds continue to chase the herd in record Momentum wager From Bloomberg.com: Hedge funds can't get enough of momentum - even if it means embracing an investing strategy they hate. Loosely defined as betting on shares that went up the fastest over the preceding nine-to-12 months, h

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Swiss investors take fund seeding and acceleration into their own hands[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Banque Bonhote, a 200-year old Swiss private bank, last year launched a community of investors - heads of Swiss family and advisory offices and wealth managers - with the aim of co-investing in the kind of managers they wanted to invest in, either by way of s

  5. K2 Advisors : Why We Like Activist Hedge Fund Strategies and Some Thoughts on Alpha[more]

    Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Rob Christian, Senior Managing Director, Head of Research K2 Advisors, Franklin Templeton Solutions, writes on Harvest Exchange: When d