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27 Jun. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Record launches in Q1 push number of hedge funds to over 10,000: hedge fund news, week 27 [more]

In the week ending 26 June, 2015, HFR said that hedge fund launches totaled 264 in 1Q15, the highest level since 2Q14, bringing the total number of hedge funds globally to 10,149. Gottex Asset has launched its Multi-Asset Growth Fund; Citadel is planning to launch a new equities business bas

20 Jun. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: One third of hedge funds' growth in 2015 from new investor allocations as assets reach $2.23tln: hedge fund news, week 26 [more]

In the week ending 19 June, 2015, Eurekahedge said that hedge fund assets have increased by US$92 billion in the first five months of 2015, with one-third of this increase coming from new investor allocations. Total industry AUM stands at a record high of US$2.23 trillion. The SS&C GlobeOp

13 Jun. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Asia becoming a ‘sweet spot’ for hedge funds, U.S. investors: hedge fund news, week 25 [more]

In the week ending 12 June, 2015, reports claimed that Asia is fast becoming a "sweet spot" for U.S. investors, as U.S. stocks are expected to lose some steam; Japan

06 Jun. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: 227 investors globally have $1bn or more invested in hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 24 [more]

In the week ending 05 June, 2015, reports claimed that 227 investors around the globe that have $1bn or more in assets invested in hedge funds. A total of 51 investors have in

30 May. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Mass affluent and high net worth assets to reach $100tln as alternative investments grow in popularity: hedge fund news, week 23 [more]

In the week ending 29 May, 2015, the mass affluent and HNW (high net worth) segment was estimated to represent 8% of the global population, but their assets account for more than 86% of liquid wealth. Their total liquid wealth may grow to nearly $100tln by the end of 2018. Traditional asset classes

23 May. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Large hedge funds close to outside investors to manage own money: hedge fund news, week 22 [more]

In the week ending 22 May, 2015, it was reported that big hedge funds are closing their firms to outside investors and deciding to manage their own assets; Jana Partner

16 May. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Can hedge funds use celebrities for endorsement? Hedge fund news, week 21 [more]

The week ending 15 May, 2015 saw a discussion if or how hedge funds could use celebrities to market their products. Meanwhile, certain industry players warned that startu

09 May. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: The top 25 hedge fund managers were paid $11.62bn in 2014: hedge fund news, week 20 [more]

In the week ending 08 May 2015, reports said that the top 25 hedge fund managers reaped $11.62bn in compensation in 2014. In other miscellaneous hedge fund news, Fairtree Capital

02 May. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Unintended consequences - small investors face higher fraud risk from small PE, hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 19 [more]

In the week ending 01 May, 2015, a study was published pointing out that smaller investors looking to land big hedge-fund and private-equity returns are falling prey to small-time o

25 Apr. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Number of hedge funds at record level: hedge fund news, week 24 [more]

In the week ending 24 April, 2015, there are now more hedge funds launched than ever as investors have the choice of an estimated 10,149 hedge funds and funds of hedge funds as of March 31; BlackRock has launched two new funds which provide investors with hedged exposure to European and Japan

19 Apr. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Helped by dollar gains, hedge funds produce best quarter since 2013: hedge fund news, week 17 [more]

In the week ending 17 April, 2015, hedge funds have enjoyed their best quarter since 2013 as their big investments on the rise in the U.S. dollar paid off; the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund is in the final stages of deciding how it will add to its mix of alternative investments; the

11 Apr. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: IMF study says mutual funds along with ETFs and hedge funds pose risk: hedge fund news, week 16 [more]

In the week ending 10 April, 2015, a study by the IMF suggested that “plain-vanilla” mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, as well as hedge funds, can also be a risk. The asset management manages over $75 trillion assets globally, exceeding 100 percent of world GDP, the IMF said. In part

04 Apr. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Climate in Europe, best since Lehman collapse, spawns multi billion hedge fund launches: hedge fund news, week 15 [more]

In the week ending 03 April, 2015, it was reported that at least five new hedge fund companies are on track to launch with at least $1bn this year as the climate in Europe has changed to the extent that it is “more constructive and fertile than it has been at any time since [the collapse of]

28 Mar. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Liquid alternatives need to fill education gap to capture massive growth opportunities in retirement market: hedge fund news, week 14 [more]

In the week ending 27 March, 2015, a white paper by Pershing Prime Services has predicted that the retirement market may be the next frontier for

21 Mar. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds beat S&P year to date: hedge fund news, week 13 [more]

In the week ending 20 March, 2015, hedge funds showed strong performance of 2.52% so far in 2015, Preqin said; hedge funds are outpacing stocks in 2015, various da

14 Mar. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: March sees launch of new mega hedge fund: hedge fund news, week 12 [more]

In the week ending 13 March, 2015 it was reported that a fearless David Fear has launched Thunderbird Partners hedge fund with $1.5bn in assets. At least 73% of hedg

07 Mar. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: 75% of institutional investors show interest in smaller, newer hedge funds: hedge fund news, week 11 [more]

In the week ending 06 March, 2015, a study by Deutsche Bank showed that institutional investor are looking to work with larger fund managers who can meet th

28 Feb. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: dbSelect’s top ten FX strategies averaged almost 10% in January, trouncing hedge fund returns: hedge fund news, week 10 [more]

In the week ending 27 February, 2015, a majority of hedge fund managers have identified regulation as the biggest challenge facing the industry this

21 Feb. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund launches continue unabated: hedge fund news, week 09 [more]

In the week ending 20 February, 2015, hedge funds have started their 2015 performance in the black as the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark gained 0.07% in January; 36 South Capital gained 2.5% from central-bank surprises; Dan Elsberry said he expects hedge fund returns to catch up w

14 Feb. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund assets raise again after fall of 3.28% in January: hedge fund news, week 08 [more]

In the week ending 13 February, 2015, investors raised their hedge fund bets in February as asset subscription rose .63%; the hedge fund industry redeemed $29.1bn in December, its largest outflow since April 2009; Passage to India Opportunity Fund tripled investor’s money in 2014 after gainin

07 Feb. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: More hedge funds to convert to family offices: hedge fund news, week 06 [more]

In the week ending 06 February, 2015, Philippa Allen has seen a trend for hedge fund managers to convert to family offices and expects it to continue this year. Andrew Bellas and Alexander Captain have resigned from Tiger Global to launch their own hedge fund firms; Scott Phillips

01 Feb. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund industry’s asset growth mostly from performance: hedge fund news, week 06 [more]

In the week ending 30 January, 2015, AIMA and CAIA said investors earned $1.5tln in assets from hedge funds over the last 10 years; Barclays said that the hedge fund industry’s assets more than doubled to $2.85tln in six years mostly from performance; BlueMountain Capital management

24 Jan. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Markets brace for more losses at financial firms from SNB move: hedge fund news, week 04 [more]

In the week ending 23 January, 2015, in the ongoing Swiss franc saga, Marko Dimitrijevic said he was closing his largest hedge fund, the Everest Global Fu

17 Jan. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds ponder how to open up and communicate with public: hedge fund news, week 03 [more]

In the week ending 03 January, 2015, a study found that quite a hedge funds are beginning to think about and execute communication strategies. Irwin Latner told Opalesque

10 Jan. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Best hedge funds in 2015 are those that can take advantage of sharp market moves: hedge fund news, week 02 [more]

In the week ending 09 January, 2015, Tim Ng predicted that the best-performing hedge funds for 2015 will be those that can take advantage of sharp market moves; Byron R. Wien predi

03 Jan. 2015. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge funds may get up to $110bn new inflows in 2015: hedge fund news, week 01 [more]

Among outlooks, eVestment said that asset flows into hedge funds are likely to remain steady over the course of 2015. Baring a large and unexpected global or

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    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Glenview Capital Management said it bought an additional 979,482 shares at Tenet Healthcare Corp valued at $53.80 million, raising its stakes in the healthcare services company to 15.16%, reported

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    Grayson’s hedge funds under scrutiny for possible ethics violations From Freebeacon.com: Rep. Alan Grayson is finding himself in hot water over managing hedge funds that bear his name, actions that are in possible violation of House ethics rules. Sitting members of Congress are prohibite

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    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Some investors are in panic mode as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced Sunday night that the banks and the stock market would be closed Monday, said