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20 Apr. 2014. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds attract $55bn new money in Q1: hedge fund news, week 17 [more]

In the week ending 18 April, 2014, eVestment reported hedge funds raised assets in Q1 attracting $55bn of net new money. Assets held by European hedge funds hit record high levels in the first three months of this year to record $476.2bn by the end of March; multi-strategy hedge fund firm Cen

12 Apr. 2014. Opalesque Exclusive: Oldest and biggest hedge funds have the most assets: hedge fund news, week 16 [more]

In the week ending 11 April, 2014, the oldest and biggest hedge funds have the most assets according to the latest data from eVestment; Capstone Investment

05 Apr. 2014. Opalesque Exclusive: Pension funds now largest and fastest growing hedge fund investors: hedge fund news, week 15 [more]

In the week ending 04 April, 2014, EDHEC-Risk Institute cautioned institutional investors on portfolio diversification; pension funds are now the largest and fastest growing investor in the hedge fund industry; Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund at Pimco, forecasted a lo

29 Mar. 2014. Opalesque Exclusive: Asset concentation at largest US and UK hedge funds goes on unabated: hedge fund news, week 14 [more]

In the week ending 28 March, 2014, Absolute Return’s latest Billion Dollar Club showed the largest 293 U.S. hedge funds now manage a record $1.71tln in assets whil

22 Mar. 2014. Opalesque Exclusive: Investments in hedge funds surged to pre-crisis level: hedge fund news, week 13 [more]

In the week ending 21 March, 2014, eVestment said investments into hedge funds are piling up as inflows surged to pre-financial crisis level; hedge funds and priv

16 Mar. 2014. Opalesque Exclusive: Several hedge funds posted strong gains in February: hedge fund news, week 12 [more]

In the week ending 14 March, 2014, several high-profile hedge fund manages posted strong performances in February. While Balestra Capital lost more than 6% last month pressing bullish bets on Japanese stocks and against the yen, Andy Hall's Astenbeck fund rose nearly 8% in February and LJ

08 Mar. 2014. Opalesque Exclusive: Big institutional investors account for 80% of emerging market bonds: hedge fund news, week 11 [more]

In the week ending 07 March, 2014, the IMF said big institutional investors account for 80% of the $500bn that plowed into emerging market sovereign debt in the last few years; hedge funds

02 Mar. 2014. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds saw a resurgence in inflows in 2013: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]

In the week ending 28 January, 2014, Preqin said hedge funds reported a resurgence in asset inflows from family offices and wealth managers in 2013; Forbes released the 25 highest-earning hedge fund managers and traders in 2013 who also made the most gains; hedge funds redemption climbed 3.3

23 Feb. 2014. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund assets could reach $3tln by year-end : hedge fund news, week 09 [more]

Deutsche Bank said hedge fund assets might reach $3tln by year-end; eVestment said hedge fund assets declined to $2.845tln in January; Towers Watson said smar

16 Feb. 2014. Global asset management industry to reach $100tln by 2020: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]

In the week ending 14 February, 2014, PricewaterhouseCoopers predicted the global asset management industry would grow to $100tln by 2020; BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research said hedge funds sustained $10bn in outflows in December 2013; and LG Capital Fund raised a total of $59.9m

08 Feb. 2014. Opalesque Exclusive: Defined benefit plans prefer hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 07 [more]

In the week ending 07 February, 2014, hedge funds outperformed the S&P500 in January this year said Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Bridgewater Associates’ Ray Dal

01 Feb. 2014. Opalesque Exclusive: Majority of hedge funds exceeded performance expectations in 2013 : hedge fund news, week 05 [more]

In the week ending 31 January, 2014, Preqin said that majority of investors believed hedge funds exceeded performance expectations in 2013; it added that Asia Pacific hedge funds were the top performers last year; Citi Prime Finance said composite hedge fund performance, equal-weighted acros

25 Jan. 2014. Opalesque Exclusive: Alternative and hedge fund assets peak as equities turn choppy: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]

The week ending 24 January, 2014, has seen two days of sell-off in global equities. Meanwhile, Preqin said that the global alternative industry’s assets reached $6tln for the first time; the HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report said that hedge funds’ assets surged to $2.63tln at the end of

18 Jan. 2014. Opalesque Exclusive: Over-diversification – the risk of hiring too many hedge fund managers: hedge fund news, week 03 [more]

In the week ending 17 January, 2014, a new Rothstein Kass study confirmed its 2013 findings that women hedge fund managers outperform their male count

11 Jan. 2014. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund of funds post best results in four years, but investors still pull out - hedge fund news, week 02 [more]

In the week ending 10 January, 2014, the HFRI Fund of Hedge Funds Index was up 1.2% in December (+8.7% in 2013), its highest return in four years; but despite the rebound

04 Jan. 2014. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge funds gained $225bn+ in 2013: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]

In the week ending 03 January, 2014, the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 8% in 2013, hedge funds gained $225bn+ in 2013; The Parker FX Index was down 0.26% in Novem

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    From Orange.co.uk: A video of a US flight attendant turning her safety talk into a comedy routine is proving a huge hit online. More than five million people have watched the clip of Marty Cobb which has her passengers rolling with laughter on a Southwest Airlines flight to Salt Lake City.

  2. Niche Investing – Wealthy investors flock to fine art funds[more]

    From Clickorlando.com: Wealthy investors looking to diversify beyond stocks and bonds are now turning to an unusual money-making vehicle -- the art investment fund. The name says it all: These funds invest in fine art and seek returns by acquiring and selling high-end pieces for profit. Growth

  3. University of Michigan allocates $242m to six managers[more]

    From PIonline.com: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invested or committed a total of $242 million to one traditional equity manager and five alternative investment funds from its $9 billion endowment. University regents approved the hire of Mittleman Investment Management to run $35 million in act

  4. Performance – Odey flagship hedge fund suffers brutal March as shorts rise, Blackstone first-quarter profit rises 30% on higher fees[more]

    Odey flagship hedge fund suffers brutal March as shorts rise From Valuewalk.com: The tide has turned for the worse for one of Europe’s best performing hedge funds. Crispin Odey’s flagship hedge fund, Odey European has suffered a 4.63% decline for the year after slipping 7.2% in March, ac

  5. Agecroft Partners estimates 90% of hedge funds using social media[more]

    The use of social media has increased significantly within the hedge fund industry over the past couple of years. Social media is broadly used by investors as part of their due diligence process on hedge funds, by service providers in their sales efforts to hedge funds, and by hedge funds to enhance