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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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    Sequoia takes Facebook stake as shares slide in data controversy From Bloomberg.com: The $4.2 billion Sequoia Fund bought a small position in Facebook Inc. as the stock slid late in the first quarter, investment manager Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb told clients. "The recent controversy enab

  2. Activist Investors - Blue Sky-owned Wild Breads faces uncertain future[more]

    From AFR.com: A Blue Sky private equity investment in artisan-style baker Wild Breads enjoyed multiple valuation upgrades despite losing millions and breaching its lending covenants, accounts lodged with the regulator last week show. Wild Breads lost $2.4 million in 2017, but Blue Sky ascribed a hig

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Barnegat to close hedge fund to outside investors on weak opportunities[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bob Treue's Barnegat Fund Management said it is closing its $666m fixed income relative value hedge fund to outside investors. "The negative side to gains in Fixed Income Arbitrage is that unless we find new opportunit

  4. Investing - Hedge fund makes a big bet on malls, British hedge fund manager Odey short UK government bonds on QE bet[more]

    Hedge fund makes a big bet on malls From Barrons.com: The dominant narrative on American shopping malls is that they're dead. Crushed by Amazon.com, many brick-and-mortar retail stores are destined for bankruptcy. And where is the most retail, clustered all together? Malls. From a

  5. Performance - Hedge funds suffer first back-to-back loss in two years, Netflix performance burns hedge fund short sellers, Macro hedge fund up 14.5% in first quarter sees dollar falling, Renaissance Technologies rebounds across hedge funds in March[more]

    Hedge funds suffer first back-to-back loss in two years From Bloomberg.com: Hedge Fund returns sank for a second straight month in March, the first back-to-back loss since the first two months of 2016, as trade wars, tech-sector woes and a Fed rate hike dragged down the S&P 500 from its