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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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