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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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  1. Art & Motion launches collectible car alternative investment vehicle[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Luxembourg-based Art & Motion has launched a new investment vehicle dedicated to vintage cars and exceptional high-quality vehicles as this collectible market has grown exponentially the turn of the centu

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: Global Sigma captures February's long-vol trade[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York for New Managers: Florida-based Global Sigma rode February's volatility to new highs. The firm's AGSF strategy is up +2.8 percent through February 16 and +4.2 percent YTD a

  3. Institutional Investors - Hedge funds regain their appeal for a $57 billion asset manager, Private credit strategies in stratosphere[more]

    Hedge funds regain their appeal for a $57 billion asset manager From Bloomberg.com: With volatility back on the radar, one of the Nordic region's biggest asset managers is considering relying a bit more on hedge funds to help oversee his portfolio. Mikko Mursula, the chief investment off

  4. Investing - All aboard for hedge funds as trade tide lifts shipping, Hedge funds pile into Time Warner in bet on merger success[more]

    All aboard for hedge funds as trade tide lifts shipping From Reuters.com: Forced to abandon ship after mistiming their investments five years ago, hedge funds are venturing back in a bid to profit from growing global trade flows. Around 90 percent of traded goods by volume are tran

  5. Investing - Hedge funds turn short on tech just as stock rally takes off, After biggest short, speculators slash bearish US bond bets as supply deluge looms[more]

    Hedge funds turn short on tech just as stock rally takes off From Newsmax.com: A key group of investors has just missed out on the biggest tech-stock rally since 2014. Hedge funds and other large speculators turned net short on Nasdaq 100 Index futures for the first time in 21 months, ac